My First Piece of Furniture
To say I am excited would be an understatement. I have been slowly learning to work with wood over the last six months and I have just gone and done what is the equivalent of jumping into the deep end. I enrolled and just started a class in Connecticut to build my dining room table. Not just any ole table, but the one I thought I could never even start. I first saw this table on the cover of Fine Woodworking Magazine two years ago. It was the feature article written by Mike Pekovich, the Art Director of the magazine. It was classic Arts and Crafts with large thru tenons and mortise design. I really like the Arts and Crafts style and I really like Mike Pekovich’s take on it.
So Sal gave me a block plane for Christmas and in it was a card on this wood working school called the Connecticut Valley Woodworking School. I started to look around at their offerings and LO and BEHOLD there was this class to make this table taught by none other that THA MAN himself. WOOOO!!! Gotta say it took me about 5 minutes to call up and put a deposit down on it and it has finally arrived.
Today was my first day in the class so I thought I would share a few pictures and some along the way of how this table is going together. One of the coolest things about this is that pretty soon I can invite you over for dinner and we can have a meal on this piece. Yeah, what’f fo supper?