Friday, February 15, 2008

Southern Commerce

You call this work? I guess if you can get a paycheck out of it……


I just did finished the job for Alons Bakery before heading to Mobile for Mardi Gras. I had finished the bread racks and bread service counter (above) and needed to build a table 9′x 3′ for display. It ended up in the middle of the store, the first thing you see when you walk in. I built this table with antique pine boards that were 3″ thick. I had to join three pieces of 7′ long wood to make the table. I would usually have used biscuits to do this task but with 3″ thick, 7′ long pieces it called for something more substantial to hold it together. So I used 1 and 1/4″diameter, 5″ long wooden dowels to join the top. Check out these photos, one showing the old wood I was using and the photo on the top showing how I used the dowels to join them.


I know I said the table was 9′ long. I used a piece on each end to make a breadboard table top. Each of these ends were 1′ x 3′ and that added 2′ to the table. Check it out!alons-table-015.jpg

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