Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vermont Farm Table

Just finished building this table, I shot some video while I was making it, and will have it up on youtube in a few days.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Meadow, East Brain tree Vermont. 2010. 8 x 10 oil on canvas

I painted this from a photograph I took, while on a road trip  last  June in Vermont. I am trying to capture the feeling of the weather which tends to sneak up on you in the Vermont mountains. The frame is Walnut

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Building a Vermont Farm Table

The Table legs measure 23.5" and need to be 28.75" so I used a large piece of poplar to increase the height

To soften the look of the of poplar block,  I cut  a scallop shape at the bottom end with the band saw

 Mortise and Tenon is a good strong joint to use for joining the apron and leg stand together

Friday, March 05, 2010

Window Light and Pomegranate. 3 / 4 / 2010

Window Light and Pomegranate. Oil on canvas 9"x 9" in frame



Thursday, March 04, 2010

Building a Vermont Farm Table

I found this set of old table legs out in the barn. These legs cleaned up and painted will work great for the base of the table I'm building for my kitchen.


The legs need to be removed from the old base and squared up.


I'm making the table top with quarter sawn white oak, when selecting wood for a project it's good to take your time . When making a table top I like to place the wood together and mark it in the order that it will be glued up. More to view in a day or two.