Turned Legs, Inlaid Banding, Tricky Internal Construction, Lots 'o Fun
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This Sheraton side table draws its inspiration from many different sources. Certainly the turned legs are pulled straight from a Federal period piece I saw at the Winterthur museum. But the asymmetric drawers hearken back to Shaker built in furniture. At the same time, the choice of wood and contrast between the case and drawer front is decidedly contemporary in origin.
The skills covered in this build are extensive with a double tenon construction for the wide case and a complex internal structure for the unusual drawer layout. Add in turned legs and a shop made banding and inlay and we have lots of fun stuff to cover and learn during this project.
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Part 1: The Design
Part 2: Turned Legs
Part 3: Outer Carcass
Part 4: Internal Construction
Part 5: Glue Up
Part 6: Top & Inlaid Banding
Part 7: Drawers
Part 8: Finishing
As Usual, we build it all with hand tools...kinda
No electrons were harmed during the building of this table. No, that's a lie. I used my electric mini lathe. But that's cause most people will have that and not a spring pole or flywheel lathe like weirdos like me. But if you want one, then check out Semester 5 and I'll show you how to build one and turn by foot power. The rest of this build however is all hand tools and meat power.