'65 Rambler American 440 Console/Table

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-19-2014 05:15 PM 1886 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a combination console and table for my friend Bruce’s 1965 Rambler American. It is designed to nest on the hump in his car as a console to set drinks on when traveling and to be a table at car shows. it is made of solid oak and oak plywood with corian feet on the bottoms of the legs so it can be set on wet grass and not absorb moisture into the wood. The legs have 1/4-20 studs in the top that screw into inserts in the bottom of the plate.

I assembled the table with dowels and glue and had the laser work done on the emblem and Bruce painted the emblem and finished it all with clear lacquer. The emblem is the color of his car.

It sits very stable in both modes.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 05:39 PM


You did a GREAT / Wonderful design on that project!

Fantastic… Multi-purpose at that!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 05:41 PM

That’s really cool, I like how it can be used as a side table too.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 06:19 PM

Great design and very nice execution! Really does look cool and I bet it gets lots of attention at car shows.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 10-19-2014 06:31 PM

In pic #5 makes me think you used pool cues for the legs!

Nice cup holder, but I’d also like to see the whole car!

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#5 posted 10-19-2014 06:56 PM

A custom built beautie Jim, bet your mate is more than happy with this addition :)
Cheers Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 10-19-2014 06:56 PM

Looks very nice, love the pool cure legs and that you can use it for picnics or other places

-- Norman

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#7 posted 10-19-2014 07:06 PM

Very nice piece! I’ll bet he was really happy.

-- Jim, Ca,

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#8 posted 10-19-2014 08:12 PM

Amazing… looks like a factory option…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 10-19-2014 09:15 PM

Cool project Jim. The dorian looks great too. I wish we could have seen a photo of the car too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 10-19-2014 09:41 PM

Nice job Jim. Now all you need is a TV stand.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 10-19-2014 10:12 PM

Great Project Jim…....That solid Oak and Oak Plywood looks really nice!!!! Well designed and well thought out and very practical. Your friend will be very happy. I am getting quite fascinated by the use of Corian. I have noticed that you have worked with it on several occasions and it seems there are lots of ways it can be used and it also is very attractive and rersponds well to turning.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#12 posted 10-19-2014 10:59 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments on this console. Bruce was very happy with it and he got to do some of the work, too. I was looking for a picture of Bruce in his car that I took when we were side by side at 100 mph coming back from a car show, but I can’t find it. I do have this one of Bruce, Mike and me at the Charlton park Fathers day show in Hastings, Mi.. Bruce is on the right with the rag top Rambler. Mike is on the left with his ‘61 Chevy pickup and I’m in the middle with my ‘72 Monte Carlo.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 10-19-2014 11:59 PM

Jim, that is a really cool design, multi purpose makes it even better.
Great job.
You’re a man of many talents.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 10-20-2014 12:39 AM

I like it Jim. It brings back some memories of the late 60’s early 70’s. We would make similar ones for our cars too. No legs on ours. I had the same gold 72 Monte Carlo when I got married, only it had a cream color vinyl top and some light cream interior.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 10-20-2014 03:26 AM

Cool project Jim. Need one of these in my classic SUV…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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