Archive for May, 2008

dining table with 2 chairs

May 25, 2008

In elm with burr top to table and burr seats on chairs.

table corner

In case the straight edge to edge jointing of boards is considered to make life too easy, this detail shows the curved jointing between adjacent burr elm boards. The advantage confered by curved jointing when working with burrs is that it allows the retention of patches of burr which would be lost with straight-edge jointing.  For the technically minded, a mating pair of curved edges is produced by copy-routing from matched MDF templates.  For the sinewy curves involved in this table, the templates themselves can be produced quite successfully with one single cut with a  portable jigsaw provided sufficient confidence is displayed. (All rather cryptic but these hints might prove helpful if you’re thinking of trying it).