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.