This guy I do comission work for, asked me to build a couple freeform geometric shape tables, to take to an auction. He would do the final finishing, because he enjoys that, also he would supply the scrap materials mostly walnut barn boards, and left over maple and cherry boards He had laying around in his shop, these were all rough milled so I would do all the final surface planing and jointing as I needed at my shop (backyard shed).
Here are 3 I built for Him.
This one I called “the screwjack table” walnut and walnut top with maple scraps for edge banding moulding.
This one is the “zigzag trestle table” walnut and cherry top with walnut edge banding moulding and scrap popular for the feet and trestle brace.
They both sold as a pair to the same dealer.
I had to edit this post to erase the amounts, because I feel it is not fair to the dealer who purchased these to advertise the purchase price,
And this one is “the ironing board” cherry bottom with walnut top and walnut pedestal.
He didn’t take this one to the auction yet,.
These are very fun to design and build, I enjoy freeform building projects, the geometric shapes take special fixture making to hold the workpieces at bizzare angles.
With all this scrap walnut boards he gives me, I build these tables and now I’m left with a lot of cutoffs around 7/8” thick by 1” to 1-1/2” wide sticks, that keep on piling up, theres got to be somethng I can build with these, then I remembered watching Charles Neil woodworking, the series on pie safes, I pulled up a picture off of the innernet, and went with this build, I showed it to the same person (who I do commision work for, above), to see if he would be interested in taking it to the auction as well, and he is delighted in that, so he will come across some sort of metal to use in the openings, and I will punch the designs and install them, and then hand it over to him to do his finish work on it, and away it will go to see how it fairs at the auction.
So don’t throw away 1” x1” scraps, a lot can be done with them.
Here it is so far.
It may make a nice night stand for somebody.
have fun in the shop…