Monday, 14 April 2014

Mini Shaker side table - Part 2

The table is now finished. I applied several coats of my quickly depleting General Finishes Arm-R-Seal wipe on poly to the entire piece and turned a knob on the lathe. The interior of the drawer is lined with self adhesive green baize felt and it now resides at the side of my wife's chair. The drawer easily fits in an iPad mini and various implements she uses when relaxing in the chair.

The finished mini Shaker table
(made from English Elm)
with exactly the same proportions
as the full size one. It's just 2/3 thirds scale.

For scale here it is next to
it's full size brother (made from French Oak).
There is a bevel on the top which starts as 5/8" (16mm) thickness and tapers off to 1/2" (12mm)  at the edges over 1-1/4" (30mm) length. It doesn't show up on the pictures above due to the angle they were taken from. I also applied a thin veneer of elm over the visible end grain.

View showing the bevelled edge creating
a visually delicate edge to the piece.

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