Cocktail table for my wife's room.

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Blog series by MarkTheFiddler updated 10-08-2012 12:58 AM 4 parts 13816 reads 50 comments total

Part 1: Table top underway

09-24-2012 01:34 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 13 comments »

I’m making a small table for my wife’s TV room. All my lumberjocks friends have given me the courage and some knowhow for me to once again stretch the envelope and try the hardest project to this point. Thank you my friends! The room is very small and needs very small end tables and a small cocktail table. I figured that since the room is next to the entryway with the dodecahedron pendant light, I might as well push the theme. On top of that, I own the lumber already which h...

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Part 2: Top is being mounted

09-27-2012 03:21 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 3 comments »

Howdy, I started mounting the table top today. It occurs to me, in hindsight, that I may have caused myself a lot of frustration. I’ll find out soon enough when I try to place the diamonds. Be that as it may, it’s turning out pretty well but you can still tell that a rookie is doing the work. I was able to use the warped pieces but now I have a few pieces that are slightly higher than others. I just bought myself more hours of sanding. I’ve also got a few gaps. A f...

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Part 3: Diamonds and rain

09-30-2012 12:51 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 18 comments »

I added the diamonds to the table top. It was a bit of a chore because of the imperfect line up of the pentagons. I spent a lot of time tweaking a few angles by half a degree and sneaking in the exact length. Instead of making a bunch of diamonds and trying to cut them perfectly, I used triangles. In retrospect, diamonds would have been a nightmare and the triangles look good. Despite my plans to use maple, I went ahead and used oak. The oak came from a drawer front that was kicked to ...

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Part 4: Base is built!!

10-08-2012 12:58 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 16 comments »

I built the base over the weekend. I kinda wish I had gone a little thicker on the wood. Be that as it may, I like it. I cut all the wood 1.25 square. Of course when I tried the cross braces up against the legs I found an error in the thickness. I knew that ! ;) I have no idea why I didn’t think of it. Glue up was a nightmare. I leaned a huge lessons including this one: “Sometimes you have to make a jig!!! I am mostly out of the odd ball shapes business for a while but in the f...

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