Hayrake Dining Table
The Finished Project
This table design is called a "Hayrake" because the stretcher holding the base together look like, well . . ., a hayrake.
The table I've made here is all Mahogany. A wonderful wood that is not only beautiful but also extremely stable because tropical woods grow in a very even climate and, thus, have minimal, if any, growth rings.
Solid Cherry Side Table with tapered & champered legs. Legs and aprons are mortised and tenoned (of course).
Detail of edge treatment on Cherry SIde Table.
I made this small table years ago for my wife. It is made from Pau Ferro - also known as Bolivian Rosewood - and Yellow Birch. It's a great size to put next to a favorite reading chair.