Ok, found an old table in a trash pile awhile back. Top was in layers, two of the aprons had split apart. Legs were...Ok. Tore the mess apart, leaving behind a bunch of bugs. Saved two aprons, and all for legs. Even saved the hardware,covered in rust! Pretty sight? Looked under the top, this was made by a company called Mersman. There was no Mortise
From reclaimed barn wood? I had an old plank of the stuff, and needed a project to build. Decided to just "wing it" and make a lap desk, using just the boards on hand. Plank had a nice angle crack running the length of the piece. Sawed to get a decent plank for a top Lovely looking, ain't it? I kept the cut-offs. They were then sized to
Somehow, I don't like this set up used for pictures. Where was I? Ok, I guess i will just show the completed project, and the Chair it was supposed to match. Chair was my Grandma's, now belongs to my Daughter. let me know if you like it..
Ok, Daughter wanted a small Dinette Table for the kitchen. I had some old planks down in the Dungeon Shop. Milled up an old Oak 2x8 into four leg blanks. This is what passes as a tablesaw nowadays. I used the edge of the saw's base to set the width of the rip. Then a little handplane work to taper the blanks I marked out the taper, and started at