I study on the wood and furniture college in Amsterdam. I'm in my final exam (4th year). I can finally make my masterpiece and I chose for a coffee table. there are a number of requirements of school. such as the construction, a pin hole connection, the masterpiece has to be with a drawer that is made with concealed dovetails and more of does requirements.
The wood kind are:
the frame from padoek
the drawer is from purpleheart and beech
the tabletop is from beech
(someone convince me to use one kind of wood so that is padoek(i don't now the translation)
Step 1: The Frame!
the frame is the difficult part. The legs are like cabriolen legs and are made by hand (only when cutting with the band saw gezaagt). the rules are bent through a mold in a vacuum press. then they 3d routed in the CNC machine. the legs and rules are connected to each other via a classic pin and hole connection (which is also hand-made).
Step 2: The Drawer
The drawer is made with covered dovetails (hand). the drawer is in a box that is connected, with LAMELLO's to the rules of the frame. the dovetails aren't hard and fun to make. it's only hard because the rules are bended so the front of the drawer isn't straight, so de dovetails nether. the drawer opens with a puss and pull system.
Step 3: The Tabletop and Finish
the tabletop will be made by the CNC machine.
so im very exciting about it. And I wonder if I finish this in 18 weeks (12 hours per week). I will have a lot of fun, stress and experience.