After three years of work in the Hopkins Center Woodworking Workshop, I wanted to challenge myself to make a traditional piece of furniture.
I chose to work on a tripod table this year because Peter Spiegel, a Dartmouth alum and friend, has made many of them for his kids and told me that they make a great gift. He ended up providing me a few tables’ worth of a highly sought-after kind of wood, which I am very thankful for.
Choosing to shape the legs and join them to the post in the way that I did added weeks to the project but makes it look and function like the traditional piece of furniture that it was modeled after.
I’ve been working on this tripod table since midway through the fall and am close to finishing it. Just yesterday I put the legs on and made a support that will connect the table top to the post.
The legs took a great deal of work to shape and sand, but are looking good at this point and are almost ready for some oil.
I hope to make the table top and put it all together by next week!