Elegant Hall Table

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Project by NickJonesDesigns posted 10-30-2014 11:45 PM 2669 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dimensions: 40”L x 15”W x 36”H

Materials: Wenge, Sepele & Cherry Wood

The Elegant Hall Table features solid Sepele panels whose grain seems almost holographic when viewed from different angels. The panels are encased by solid cherry panel caps and solid cherry legs. The table top is framed by a mitered Wenge frame which has been splined at all corners to ensure the strength and stability of the table far into the future. The entire piece features smooth elegant lines which provide for an intriguing and inviting piece.

No stains or dies were used in the finishing of this piece and all colors seen are the natural colors of the wood.

-- Nick Jones Designs,

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#1 posted 10-30-2014 11:56 PM

What a beautiful hall table! I love the combination of species you used!

The only concern I have is the frame around the tabletop—how did you account for wood movement?

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 10-30-2014 11:57 PM

Very nice. I like the fact you put a clear coat with no stain, awesome.

-- Have a great day.

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#3 posted 10-31-2014 12:00 AM

Beautiful, well done.

-- youl never walk alone

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#4 posted 10-31-2014 12:04 AM

It is a floating panel with a 3/8” tounge sunk into the wenge frame. The wnege frame has 2 1/2” splines in each mitered corner effectively spanning the entire miter and locking it in place. The floating panel is attached via cleats to the apron to also allow for some movement. Overall it is a combination of all of these techniques that account for the movement of the wood. I have built several tables over the years using this system and I have not had one fail on me yet.

-- Nick Jones Designs,

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 12:34 AM

wow, that is beautiful

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 10-31-2014 01:41 AM

Gorgeous table!

-- Gerry-Abbotsford BC

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#7 posted 10-31-2014 03:28 AM

stunning, beautiful, an excellent combination of woods.

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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#8 posted 10-31-2014 01:04 PM

Beautifully done.

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#9 posted 10-31-2014 07:21 PM

That’s a BEAUTY ! Wow really nice. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 10-31-2014 11:27 PM

Elegant is the right word – excellent selection and application of the woods.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#11 posted 11-01-2014 04:14 AM


-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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