06 Feb Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Feb 5, 2018
Highboy is mostly moved inside and although not all the drawers are complete, I’m finally able to see how it will look when complete. In the shop, the waterfall table slabs are ready to be flattened and I answer some questions regarding the new metal cutting bandsaw.
The new metal bandsaw
Birch Coffee Table by Andrew
I intended to use the wood to make my parents a Christmas gift for their cabin in northern Minnesota. I was attracted to the birch because the forest around their cabin has a lot of large birch trees and i have never worked with it before. I cut the top in a way to mimic a book match but this all came from one piece. I decided to leave the live edge on the wood but removed the bark. I made the base out of another piece of birch. I wanted the whole table to be very light and open looking so i went with minimal sized legs and a small lower shelf. I used the domino for all the joinery on the base and connected the top to the legs with figure 8 fasteners. The finish i used was a wiping poly to 4 coats. Start to finish the project spanned 4 days.