Fijian Mahogany and American Rock Maple Bed Side Tables

Karen (Wed AM TG) – 

Here are some photos of my third project completed recently at MSFW… another two bed side tables!  These are made out of Fijian mahogany with the drawers in American Rock Maple. I used the domino for the first time to do these joints.

In comparison, my first lot of bed side tables were made out of Vic Ash with strips of blackwood in the top and each shelf (see last photo) and the joints were done using dowels.

I put one coat of shellac and several coats of Danish oil on the Ash and Blackwood tables. I did the same on the table legs and sides of the Mahogany tables and have used the water based Integrain clear on the Maple drawers.

I am doing the top of the latest bedside tables with oil based cabothane gloss and then Danish oil.



American Maple and anodised aluminium Bench Seat

David (Mon PM TG) – 

The timber is American Maple and the darker pieces are anodised aluminium.  The end pieces were formed by cutting lengths with a 3 degree angle on each side and then gluing them together in a similar fashion as to how wine barrels are made. This was then planed smooth using an old plane with a base that can be adjusted into a curve.

The joining pieces were machined from aluminium and then anodised in a solution with a blue dye and then fixed into the timber with epoxy. Most of the build time was spent applying finish and sanding between each coat before glue up.

We use it all the time to remove and put shoes on in the entryway of our house.