Thought I might get things moving with the coffee table assembly today, however buttoning up the side table consumed another work day quite easily.
First up – completing the pegging of the breadboard ends onto the table slab. The middle pegs were straightforward enough. The pegs to fix to the hammerhead keys though were double-wedged from each side, so these took a bit more fiddling about. Here I have two pegs inserted at one corner and have started a pair of wedges in one of them:
A view from below:
Things moved along without a hitch – here tapping in the lower wedges:
Trimmed and cleaned up:
These double-wedged two sides pegs serve to both lock the breadboard end to the hammerhead key and to sandwich the open mouth of the breadboard around the hammerhead key, resisting any possibility that the mouth could open a slightly at some point down the line.
Another corner, prior to the subsequent step of trimming the end of the hammerhead key:
Camera battery was running low, so I was a bit sparing in using it today, hence no photos of the trimmed keys. I can save those pics for a later post.
Then on to the leveler feet. The table top was padded and the table inverted. Then the bottoms of the legs could be mortised for the leveler foot and the t-nut driven into place:
Screwing the leveler foot down into place:
A while later, all four were fitted:
I threw one more pic in of the table back in the upright position with the feet fitted:
The feet will be patinated with the other four feet for the coffee table, which I have yet to receive. You can also see in the above photo that the stretcher pegs were also trimmed off and cleaned up today.
The side table is done except for one minor task I didn’t get to today, and that is fitting new drawer bump stops. I’ll tackle that first thing tomorrow and then on to the coffee table.
All for today – thanks for coming by on your travels. Have you considered checking out post 49?