Every woodworker needs to have a good old mallet. The mallet head was hand planed and drilled through with a mortiser. The handles were hand shaped and a pair of walnut wedges were added at the end.
We just finished building this custom Walnut table for a client’s entryway. We spent several months fine tuning the design, experimenting with various leg details, drawer faces, angles, etc., and are really happy with the final design.
Forming a design on paper is one thing, but you really get to know something when you get in the woodshop and start building. This table was pretty complicated and time intensive to build (who designed this thing? Oh yea, I did.) because it’s full of curves. These pictures don’t really illustrate just how many curves there are, but trust me on this, there aren’t a lot of right angles on this thing.
I’ll be posting photos of the finished table soon, and will share more about the process then.
Last year we designed + built a Danish Modern inspired wall unit and mantel for this same client. We’re so thankful to have had the opportunity to design and build two significant pieces for their home, and hope our work will be enjoyed for years to come.
A second version of this table, built with a different wood species and accent color, will be available in our online shop soon.
Once I laminated the wood for the legs I had to joint one side with the hand plane so I would have one straight edge to use on the table saw. Then I could rip each laminated piece into two legs. They are still longer than I need. I am waiting for final sizing from the client. I will probably move onto another project while waiting.
I love working at that new work bench!