Colm was one of many
college students at my Peters Valley reside edge class and his desk
stood out each when it comes to design and top. On the primary day
of sophistication, he confirmed me a powerful trying walnut crotch slab
and requested what I assumed we might do with it. Whereas discussing
our choices I confirmed him a current reside edge piece of mine,
Trio, and urged that maybe he might make an
finish or console desk utilizing three reclaimed mattress legs that I
delivered to class with me.
We concluded that as a result of the slab was thick
sufficient, we might reliably anchor the legs into it and get rid of
the necessity for supporting stretchers or aprons whereas offering
the desk with ample structural stability. A desk like this
just isn’t meant to undergo intense use, abrupt facet forces
or be subjected to heavy masses, and it’s best positioned close to a
wall in a home that is freed from toddlers, monkeys or Pokemon Go
So right here was our
Type three tenons, one on the prime of
every mattress leg.
Trim the pineapple finials in order that the
upside-down legs have sufficient footing to face on.
Create three mortises within the “Y”
- Noticed kerfs by way of every of the tenons.
- Make wedges for every leg.
Glue the legs in, together with the
Noticed off the surplus on the tenons and
- Sand the desk.
- Paint the legs.
Apply an oil primarily based end on the entire
Subsequent time I’ll present the following steps in his plan.
concerned about designing and dealing with reside edge lumber,
take a look at this beforehand recorded webinar from Yoav,
“Urban Woodworking: Designing One-of-a-Kind Furniture” at