A project of Just Fine Design/Build

A project of Just Fine Design/Build. If interested in a tiny house commission: matt@justfinedesignbuild.com

Thursday, May 10, 2012

One legged table/desk

 I finished the desk/table. Well, it's almost finished, gonna make a drawer and separate filing cabinet too to replace the metal one that's under there. As usual, the tiny house is a place for me to experiment on ideas/techniques that i've never done before. I've talked a lot of shit to my students about staining wood (why not just start out with the color wood you want?) but this time, I stained the ash with india ink. I love the grain of ash (plus it's way cheaper than walnut) and wanted to preserve it while coloring it evenly and cleanly. I'm not gonna lie, i love what the india ink did, and it's super cheap and easy to apply.
 The apron detail was a chance to geek out: rather than continue the apron all the way to the wall, I cut it short and put in the universal sign for a drawing where you can infer the continuation of a certain line/gesture. Because i mounted ledgers on the wall, and because the table only has one leg, i didn't need the apron to go any further, so i decided to be playful and let the apron be continuous only in the imagination. The joint is a mortise and tenon and the leg is jut a piece of cherry tapered in two directions - was some tricky angle finding but what fun.
Damn, now i have to make a chair for it. . .