In this video we are just a few hours into the coffee table build. It is night two, after work, and I am planing the top to final thickness and I cover making tapered legs. Now, I have to admit, that after editing this video I was surprised at its length Not a ton goes on in this video but there are many steps that need to be followed to ensure a well made table. Specially time in planing the top flat and square.
One thing that I will cover later is the actual final height of the apron for this table. The reason this is important is that it changes the taper on the legs dramatically. I eventually change to a 3" apron, which moves the start of the taper further up the leg, so it starts right where the apron stops. I also decrease the size of the leg from 1 1/4" at the bottom to 1 1/8". May not seem like much, but it makes a dramatic difference in the legs. Though, all of this adjusting and decision making happens in the next video. I think it is still useful to watch the entire process. This is how someone works by hand and by eye during a project, or at least the way I do.
I hope you enjoy the video and like always, if you have any questions, comments, or otherwise, please let me know here on the site. Just comment below the video in the comment section.
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