Creating a Pair of Custom Bed Side Tables

We were asked to make a pair of walnut bedside tables like one we had shown at the Brooklyn Flea.  Last Sunday, a rare day off from the flea, we spent it at our yard picking out and cutting the perfect walnut log for this project.

 First up, identifying the appropriate sized log and moving it over to the saw on our newly acquired vintage Towmotor forklift.

First up, identifying the appropriate sized log and moving it over to the saw on our newly acquired vintage Towmotor forklift.

 

 A view of the log from its other side.  Must say the little forklift is quite a work horse!

A view of the log from its other side.  Must say the little forklift is quite a work horse!

 Making the first cut.  Looking very good.

Making the first cut.  Looking very good.

 The cut is good and what is underneath looks even better.

The cut is good and what is underneath looks even better.

 We're excited about the beautiful grain and color.

We're excited about the beautiful grain and color.

 They are now ready to go to the shop for some serious sanding and treatment. We think that our clients will be very happy with their very handsome tables.  Stay tuned for pictures of the final product...

They are now ready to go to the shop for some serious sanding and treatment. We think that our clients will be very happy with their very handsome tables.  Stay tuned for pictures of the final product...