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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 307 days ago 796 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to use all the slabs of walnut I have to make me a batch of sofa/entry/occasion tables.

Each one is a little different.

This one I put together today, I’m not done yet. It still needs…..something.

30.5” x 12” x 37”

Walnut top, maple legs.

Most of the research I’ve done prices stuff like this around 1200$.
I just don’t know if it will sell that high or not.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.



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palaswood

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#1 posted 307 days ago

I have no idea about the selling price of something like this – some of those prices are quite inflated if you ask me, but that is fine work. What gorgeous wood…

Have you considered some decorative stretchers for the legs?

Also, i saw a cool detail recently on a New Yankee Workshop episode for a Pier table (Season 16 Episode 4)
, where they turned a section for the corners that fits onto the tops of each leg below or flush with the corners of the top. He used a cool technique to turn 2 at a time, using a block in the middle glued with paper strips for a temp joint.

just throwin it out there

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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tefinn

1199 posts in 1039 days


#2 posted 307 days ago

Looks really nice Russell. Love the walnut and maple! Maybe some stopped chamfers on each edge of the top. Might help with the “something”. Would tie the legs and top together more.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 307 days ago

Beautiful table Russell. In my opinion the legs need to be a little darker color (not as dark as the top though).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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RussellAP

2938 posts in 889 days


#4 posted 307 days ago

gfadvm, This has only been sanded down. I’ll oil it after I get done with it. I have an idea and I’m going to try it out tomorrow. It involves bent wood.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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RussellAP

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#5 posted 307 days ago

tefinn, it’s hard to come up with something for a 2” profile. None of the router bits I’ve seen really work for me. I can chamfer the edge on my joiner easier than anything else.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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tefinn

1199 posts in 1039 days


#6 posted 307 days ago

Russell, I don’t mean a full chamfer all the way around the top, just a partial like in the pic below.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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RussellAP

2938 posts in 889 days


#7 posted 307 days ago

tefinn, I’d probably do something like that, but I only have a small porter cable router table and I cant see managing a slab this size on it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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tefinn

1199 posts in 1039 days


#8 posted 307 days ago

Ahh, understood. As Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say “Never mind”. :)

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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GOOD LUCK TO ALL

418 posts in 330 days


#9 posted 306 days ago

You put the bit in the router and do it by hand, don’t use the table.
awe…As Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say “Never mind”.
You don’t want opinions anyway.

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RussellAP

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#10 posted 306 days ago

KevinJeffery, it might be a good time to unbox that Craftsman small hand router I bought last year and forgot about. That is if I can find it.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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