Yes, it’s out!
I made this from scraps from some other projects and then the colour contrasting mahogany from a vintage 1850s table leg. Magic!
I think you will enjoy watching as well as making it. It’s a four-part series with the last episode out on Christmas day. That means in Australia it is too late for the Christmas table but in the USA you could stay up and work the last episode in time for the big dinner. Here’s the link.
I did enjoy designing this whole project. I looked at a couple of considerations and made one in pine but didn’t altogether like it. The laminations make a nice feature but what I truly enjoyed was the complexity of hidden joints. In the past when I made such things for my customers the joinery remained hidden for ever. Now that we film everything and I have to do all the drawings in pencil on paper I have a neat record of my the pieces and how they are all made. These get archived and kept for posterity but also as a legacy for those yet to come.
Go see the introduction and let me know what you feel!