Round Dining Table
A customer brought me a picture of a dining table she wanted, but it had to be smaller than the ones for sale so it would fit into her kitchen.
I found some #1 clear oak. I cut and jointed some pieces, then added bisquits, glue and clamps.
Once it was dry I rough cut it with a jigsaw and then cleaned it up with a straight router bit.
I put a nice cove on the outer edge.
For the support under the top I kerfed some 3/4" oak and then soaked it in a piece of gutter overnight.
I bent the wet oak into a circle and clamped it to a round piece of plywood overnight to let it dry into shape. Then I mitered the ends to key together.
I screwed the plywood circle to the underneath of the top piece. Then I glued, clamped and braded the piece.
The top pieces are now assembled.
Next was the pedestal. I mitered eight pieces of oak to fit into a circle and made an interior frame to support it. Some of the wood would become thin once I lathed it.
Top view of the pedestal.
Setting up the pedestal on the wood lathe.
Beginning the coves and beads.
Wood lathing finished.
Next I glued wood together to make thicker pieces and curved them into four leg sections.
The legs attach with screw-bolts.
I made thick braces under the top. They helped to hold the shape of the curved wood and provided places to attach the pedestal to.
The pieces with stain and polyurethane.