Note to any newbie be very careful about the first one or two choices of things to make. I wasn't and was very nearly put of quarter scale by choosing a couple of things I really liked. Sadly things you 'really like' are often attractive because they are a complicated structure and hence they are not for the faint-hearted (or newbie's). I would say this table is in that category. No way is it difficult - just a bit over-fiddly for someone who hasn't yet found their feet. Gayle's products are so close to their life model that these pretty pieces will always be intricate.
|showing you the stretcher underneath the table|
This is the finished construction before I stained the pieces. Those front legs still look chunky I may give them another going over but I will see how they look when stained. I also need to do something more with the nibs which fastened them in their frame - I was sure I had that OK. Cameras are great for pointing out your failings. No, really, they are a useful tool.
|one wet one dry|
Test your stain colours on the frame they came from to see how they interact with that particular wood. I ended up choosing red mahogany (Min-wax). This is my least favourite colour but it looks OK on this wood.