Picture of night table made from ash wood



My youngest son's favorite sport growing up was baseball.  Recently, he needed a night table for his apartment and I had a huge amount of ash wood in the shop.  Since baseball bats are made from ash, it seemed like the perfect match. Made entirely from ash except for the drawer box, the table is 26 inches tall, the top is 18 inches square with a one inch overhang on all sides. The top is three pieces of 8 quarter milled to 6 quarters. The edge treatment was done with a large cove bit on the top side and the underneath was done with a raised panel bit just to slope the sharp edge inward. The aprons are 4 by 12 inches. They are joined to the legs using Festool dominos. There are 2 dominos on each end of the aprons, totaling 16 in all. The legs are 8 quarter ash tapering to 1 and a quarter on all 4 sides. The open drawer in the picture is of 3/8 Baltic birch, and the drawer bottom is quarter inch. The drawer front was a piece of 4 quarter ash planed to a half inch thick, 11 inches wide and 3 and a half inches tall. The drawer box is 10 inches wide by 13 inches long by 3 inches deep. The top is mounted to the aprons using Woodcraft Item #27N10. Those are the clips that stick into a saw kerf in the apron and then screw to the table top. The top was sanded to 600 grit. Overkill I know but I like a glass smooth finish. Everything else was sanded to 320. It is finished with 4 coats of General Finishes Arm R Seal.


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