Adrian (Fri AM TG) – 

In-progress photos of my coffee table.

The base is almost complete and I’ve only just started the top. All Vic ash with Japan black proof tint as a stain.

I wanted the design to incorporate a contrast between the upper and lower halves of the base, hence the use of a dark stain and the change in thickness of the table legs.

The bottom rack has 20 slats, that’s 40 mortise and tenon joins. This has provided ample opportunity to practice this common form of traditional joinery.