Ebonized Walnut Coffee Table With Brass Banded Acrylic Legs
This coffee table was as much an exercise in art as it was in craft for me. The acrylic legs elevate the platform of the table and make it appear as if it is floating. The brass pairs well with the chatoyance of the African Mahogany. The inlay banding incorporates the brown tones of the mahogany with the black tones of the ebonized walnut.
Walnut, mahogany, and walnut ply cut to length and awaiting assembly.
I made corner brackets from African Mahogany instead of purchasing steel ones, as I didn't want the steel to be visible through the acrylic legs
All assembled. Hide glue on the joints. Pocket screw holes will be added to attach the plywood top.
Solid walnut lumber frames the plywood to aid in appearance and durability. Tongue and groove fittings connect the lumber and plywood.
Splines were cut using a slot cutter on a trim router.
A mixture of steel wool and vinegar (iron acetate) will react with the natural tannin content of the walnut to turn it black.
A router edge guide was used to route the 13/16ths inch channel for the inlay banding. Two coats of dewaxed shellac were applied previous to this to protect the plywood veneer.