Seriously… a NASA Rocket Scientist from Colorado commissioned us to design and craft a Cherry Coffee table. Our client is one of the geniuses that put not one BUT two Rovers on Mars. Think about that for a moment. One was the size of a microwave oven and the second one was larger than a full-sized pick-up truck. How cool is that? That’s like hitting a bullet with a bullet.
Anyway, I digress…
We were given free reign as to what the finished table would look like. The only client requirements were that the table is stout, about 48″ square, with 4 stout legs and a lower shelf, and a touch of rustic flavor. That was it.
Here’s what we started with, rough slabs of Black Cherry:
Stacked in the shop acclimating to conditioned space:
All the pieces were planed flat and cut square, then joined and planed again.
The top and bottom slabs:
Poop… the top looks boring. Decisions… decisions…
Tada! Curved sides! A subtle 1″ arch was cut on four sides of the top, then radius corners, then 1/4″ rounded edges.
Four 3-1/4″ square legs with mortise and tenon stretchers.
The table weighs about 200 pounds and will last forever.
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