Travis delivered our pile of lumber this afternoon – and will you look at that, he seems to have turned it into a table of some sort!
We couldn’t be happier with the whole process – from sending him our initial ideas, to stopping by his shop to see the progress, all the way to carrying the finished table into place. Travis said almost everyone who came to his shop gave it glowing reviews, so Missy and I have our fingers crossed that he’s not too busy building duplicates to make us an office table in a few months.
Also, I mentioned in the last post that we still need to find a worthy piece of pottery for the top. My sister mentioned in the comments that my aunt is a potter (pottress? potterette?), so I e-mailed Krista to see if we could commission something. She seems really happy to make a piece for us, and refuses to let us pay her for it. She’s exceptionally talented, so we can’t wait to see what she does from the pictures I sent. (But I’m still buying that four-buttress Teco vase someday, even if TOWWAS disapproves.)
Material: Quartersawn white oak from Poy Sippi, WI (storm-felled in 2001)
Construction: glued mortise-and-tenon, zero screws/nuts/nails/other metal joinery
Finish: Minwax Golden Oak, three coats polyurethane, two coats wax