This table was the first real furniture project in my new shop. Started in 2007, it has yet to be completed in 2014. This will get done this year. The project was finished when the top severely warped. Broke the hold downs. An attempt was made to correct the top, but this failed when there was not enough material remaining to properly fit the base.
A new top was glued u from 3 pieces of cherry. Due to the age of the base the new top was slightly stained to better match the wood in the base of the table.
When complete this will be a gift to my oldest daughter. Only about 6 years later than expected. It will not be perfect, but it will be done and it will be loved and last for a very long time.