Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sawbuck Table: Finished!

Just a mere two years and three months after starting the reproduction Pensylvania German sawbuck table project, I can finally call it complete.

The finish consists of six coats of blonde shellac and a coat of dark brown paste wax on all pieces except for the top, which is eight coats of blonde shellac and a coat of Circa 1850 Antique Paste Varnish.

The overall dimensions are 28" tall x 29" wide x 25" deep. I made mine a little more stout than the original, as you can see in the comparison photo.

Here are all the blog posts that relate to the project:
Sawbuck Table Part 1
Shaping the Legs
Handcut Lap Joint
Mortise & Tenon
Lamb's Tongue
Simple Carved Design
Tusk Tenon
Dovetail Plane
Sliding Dovetails
Back to the Sawbuck
Spindle Turning
Half Blind Dovetails
Creating a Cove
Drawer Front
Dare to Move Your Light
Beveled Drawer Bottoms
Handcut Dovetails Video
Stopped Dadoes and Drawer Runners
Fox Wedged Tenon

And here's how it goes together:

You can watch the video in larger, high def, format on my Vimeo channel.