Today we are going back to the Civil War folding table from Woodworker's Journal. The last entry on the Civil War table is here. The table build was unintentionally stretched out in the following blog posts:
That'll Do, Pig. That'll Do
Discretion Is The Better Part Of Valor
A Peek Into The Sausage Factory
Here are before and after pictures of the finish:
Here are the rest of the pictures from final photo shoot.
I think I have enough material to make another similar table. The decision as to folding legs is still up in the air. If you peruse the previous blog posts, you'll find I have a set of legs that were 'ruined' by a silly design decision that I made; the goal is to use these expensive experiments elsewhere.
I encourage any woodworker to tackle this project. It is actually quite an easy thing to build with both power and hand tools. You might want to look for a lighter wood. This table was built with White Oak and Padauk and consequently is very heavy. The mass is good for me as I don't intend to sling this around like a big box store 20 dollar card table.