Cutting and arranging the veneer for the top. I eventually hammered down 5 strips of end grain Butternut to form the center panel of the top. Each strip was hammered down separately but in one session.
I next hammered on the straight portions of the edge covering. The top is clamped to 2 oak rails to keep it straight until it is attached.
Bending the pieces of Mahogany for the round corners over a soldering iron. I bend the wood wet and use a piece of metal strap to keep the surface from splitting. It’s the heat that allows the wood to bend, all the water does is keep the wood from burning.
The 4 corner pieces bent but not trimmed to fit. The top and legs are also attached.
A kerf is cut to hold the ends of the curved pieces.
Testing the fit.
Bent pieces attached but not trimmed.
All the veneer attached.
Right now this is looking way to Orange for me, I will try to fix it in the next finishing post.
Lovely work! Is the top just held down with the four screws in the corners?
There are small glue blocks holding the top to the apron, the screws secure the top of the legs.
Great job! What color/brand of stain did you originally use, that looked too orange?
There was no stain, it was the color of the wood. With the two part bleach you can take out some of the natural color of the wood.
Great job! How are the legs joined to the carcass? Also, is the top section of each leg notched?
Yes the top of each leg is notched, attached with glue and screws.