This is another “retro-post” of a previous project. Last year Wendy wanted a new TV stand for Hanna’s Irish Vacation Farmhouse. We decided to make it from some nice wormy maple that I was able to source locally.
After careful measuring to fit both the available space and the farmhouse’s TV, I came up with a design and started cutting the pieces and began the assembly.
All the joinery was done with pocket joints. It’s a good effective way and provides a strong joint.
I decided to personalize this table by carving “Hanna Farm” into one of the front rails. Before assembly, I put the piece into my Genmitsu 3018 PROVer CNC machine and made the carving with a 90 Degree V-bit.
The top was a beautiful piece of laminated wormy maple and was the single most costly item in the whole table. I mixed up some clear epoxy and filled in the knot holes on the top. It was then given a number of coats of polyurethane. The rest of the pieces got the same polyurethane finish before final assembly.
All in all, this was a very worthwhile project. The wife was happy and that’s the most important thing.