Chris and Heather sadly had to fell the Cherry tree which had outgrown their front garden
Dimensions of the cherry were approimately 15" x 22".
How to make the most of it ?
For a piece this size you need a large bandsaw, thank you Steve
The Cherry needed to season for a couple of years (1 year per inch as a rule of thumb)
Drawing is not my strength but I was pleased that Chris and Heather decided this was the design for them
Some careful calculation and measuring was needed to get the most from the timber available. 11 discs were required
Each disc needed to be perfectly flat and of the same thickness.
You can clearly see the graft line where the ornamental cherry is grafted to the wild cherry root stock.
Each piece is finished with several coats of Danish Oil then buffed to a gentle sheen.
The table is held together with 8mm threaded bar which is only visible from under the base.
(Apologies for the car wheel in the background)
Key to success was ensuring that the discs were perfectly level, any deviation would have resulted in the table top not being level.
Drilling was also key to ensure that the spine of the table was perfectly straight.
Rick Dobney Woodturning
Hockley Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6QG , United Kingdom
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