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Live edge mini slab nesting tables made from scraps.

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Project by The Box Whisperer posted 05-26-2014 02:29 PM 993 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These tables were made with 2 goals in mind. To hold a few specific items and to be made 100% from scraps. When I am on here sitting in my special chair, I like to have a few things on hand. Ok, sometimes more then a few.

The boxes/bases are made from scrap maple, birch and poplar, pretty much thrown together at random. The larger top is maple, and smaller one is walnut. Both were off cuts of much larger slabs used on other projects. The joinery is simple but joints and glue, no nails. The finish is oil based varathane, semi gloss.

A pretty simple project that turned out nice in the end.

Any and all comments are welcome, and thanks for looking.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 02:41 PM

Good use of scraps. Nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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The Box Whisperer

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 02:44 PM

Thanks Monte!

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Marcus

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#3 posted 05-26-2014 06:13 PM

Ohhhhhhhh yeahhhhehhhhhh, it’s a nessssting table!

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The Box Whisperer

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#4 posted 05-26-2014 06:36 PM

dig it!

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Jerry

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 07:03 PM

That is really clever, am I to take it you are a southpaw from the placement of the mouse?

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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The Box Whisperer

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 07:28 PM

Im a righty but Im 80% ambidextrous, more so with some things, due to training. The placement is purely based on my comfy chair and where it sits in the room, and my needs in relation to it. Glad you like!

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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thetinman

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 09:40 PM

Nice job – and with scraps too. But, they look like mating rather than nesting tables. But that’s just me. Nice job Joe.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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Rick

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#8 posted 05-26-2014 10:17 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

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watermark

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#9 posted 05-26-2014 10:26 PM

Nice functional project with scraps. I really like the live edge cut offs up top.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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The Box Whisperer

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#10 posted 05-27-2014 11:26 AM

Thanks so much for the comments, and yes tinman, now that you say it, I think mating would be a better description. Nesting would imply one stores under the other. Maybe Ill try that next! Truth be told tinman, doing this out of scraps was partially inspired by your “scrap” desk. Completely different styles of course, and Id trade a dozen of mine for one of yours, but the approach was the same.

If anyone is interested, heres what Im talking about

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/98639

I think I came in at less then $3.18 but my god your desk is pretty!

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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majuvla

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#11 posted 05-27-2014 12:33 PM

Nice looking with live edges!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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thetinman

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#12 posted 05-27-2014 03:48 PM

Nice tables guy. Thanks for the kind words but I never had hunks of scrap like the walnut and maple. Very nice.

Terry

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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