Tanya Blevins Dining Table November 15th, 2018 - 03:43:02
Rustic table. I knew it would be the perfect wood to use for this project of this table. The hardwood shop went ahead and planed and jointed it for me ahead of time, so these boards are pretty straight and pretty smooth already, which makes it really easy for glue up right now. I'm choosing which side that I want facing up. You go ahead and use for the top and I'm only doing half at a time about 23 inches. Next, I go ahead and apply the glue and, if you're a baller you'll go ahead and put the tight bond to and a type on three bottles and make everybody think that you'll, oh good, I use brushes that I buy from Harbor Freight again. I know you can use glue, rollers something I I want to go ahead and get familiar with in the future.
I only have two joints here that I'm gluing up, so I can take my time and it's easier to go ahead and glue up two joints to keep them straight again. You've got a little bit of time before this glue sets up. It'll get tacky pretty quick, but you can also make some last-minute adjustments, so I hadn't added any clamps to the top side yet, but I'm going ahead and scrape the glue off, if you don't scrape it off ahead of time, it's really it's a little bit harder To remove it with a scraper or sanded down because of how hard the glue can become, and here's just a perfect example of small shop got to stay organized. You might have to move a few things around for me to start gluing up the second half and I did not forget the Buckshot, that's for my wife and no one else, even though this is on YouTube, I'm gluing up the second half here time left just Makes everything seem so easy that it doesn't and all you can stains on the boards to get that perfect alignment, because it's only two joints get that clamp in the right spot. Clamping the ends also helps in alignment as well. Here I am inspecting it. You've got inspect your clamps guys.
The next day I actually started working on the legs. These legs were four by sixes glued up, three of them side by side, and I needed to square up one in first with my miter saw, so I would score half of it, flip it over and then go ahead and score the other half. Let me bring your attention to a miter saw safety, most miter saws have a guard. Mine had broken a while back so make sure you're extra careful. I will be replacing it shortly or going ahead and getting a new miter saw once my legs were squared up. I used any and every tool in my shop to go ahead and knock down those joints. One look like a cheeseburger, it's actually a drywall tool, but it worked perfect and look at this boom. That'S how strong those and glue joints are again just slamming wood around like a crazy madman, but really that does show you how strong that these glue joints are seen. I've glued up both pieces here there were 23 inches in 23 inches and now I have a full tabletop. The last joint was putting them together and again. I started favoring this little block plane. I'd actually just ordered a 14-inch smoothing plane for future projects. So if it's anything like the block plane, it's gonna be awesome and routing just adds any class to any project right here. I just did a chamfer all the way around the top and the bottom.
This table was such a beast that moving it wasn't easy, especially when I put the two halves together. A few final passes with a sander just to make sure the joints are completely smooth and level, and I finished it off with 220 grit as normal. When I go ahead and stop what before I stain or seal it moving this beast, I went ahead and put it on some small dollies that I had in the garage. I went ahead and route it out underneath the table about an inch because this is two-inch tube material and their legs were inset and I later added some brackets to help with support. Another good thing about Cyprus is that it's such a nice grain pattern that when you stain it, it's super smooth. It just has a very nice finish to it to me it seals, easier, stains and seals easier than pine does so I'm putting one coat of seal on it here and the sweet.