This is a quick build that I had planned to make use of some basket weave panels I was making.
The panel details
are in a blog series.
I needed a new template for the top. I used a piece of 1/8" junk that I'm now glad I saved. Cuts fast with the laser and sturdy enough to use for making a proper template.
The laser makes the oval and centering easy.
Used to make a working template from 1/4" hardboard
DS tape to a piece of walnut, Forstner bit to drill out most of the waste in the hole, then a pattern bit in the router.
Template off, then a round over on both sides, sand smooth, done!
1/2" walnut strips, channeled on the router table to use as frames for the basket weave panels
3/4" cherry for corner posts.
Panels framed, then assembled with the corner posts.
Some more router profiling, base frame added, top glued in place.
I used picture tabs to hold the tissue box in place, though it is a close fit.
Felt feet and done😃
Thanks for looking!