This is an end table next to my recliner to replace a 35 plus year old inexpensive table that has served me well.
It is 25" x 23" x 20.5" tall and will serve as a place to sit my coffee on in the morning.
I built this project between shops in Portland, Oregon and Oro Valley, Arizona. The base was complete in August 2020 and documented in my blog of 8-3-20 "Partially Finished End Table". The base consists of tapered legs with the apron pieces being attached by mortise and tenon joints.
The top is a 4" wide walnut frame with an insert panel built with padauk, walnut and maple which sets in a rabbet in the outer frame. More info and pictures are in my blog "End Table WIP" from 3-28-21.
The top was connected to the base with Z-clips today. It survived the trip from AZ to WA being carefully wrapped in paper and cardboard.
The fit of the insert panel into the top frame will be monitored to see if the ambient humidity of Washington creates swelling issues. If so it will be unscrewed and trimmed.
It was a fun but long build. I may add a couple of more coats of Minwax Wipe on Poly to the top to add protection.
I just transferred this from LJ. It was built April and May of 2021. It is the last big project that was on LJ, TS Sled and Birdhouses for nephews still reside there.
The table insert did swell up due to the humidity increase from AZ to WA. It stuck and the first attempt to tap it out with the rubber coated handle on a ball peen hammer did not budge it. Started by tapping it lightly with the head of said hammer. This turned to pretty hard whacks and I feared bad things would happen. But it budged a bit and then eventually came free. Directly to the table saw to do a light trim on the edges. Never has stuck again since June or July of 21.
May transfer the blog from LJ.