USAF First Sergeant's Console Table

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Project by WMD2006 posted 12-17-2014 06:40 PM 954 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve built a number of shadow tables for Air Force retirees, but this was the first console table I attempted. Most of it is made from solid cherry, with a 1/2” lower shelf built from plywood with solid banding on the ends. The top is built with mitered lap joints and is attached via hinges on the back. Most of the structural joints were made with a Domino joiner.
The recipient, as a retiring First Sergeant, wanted the flag box to resemble the diamond in the middle of the rank, so I built it to match the angles and size required. The center baffle can be removed if a larger flag is installed.
After extensive work, UPS broke it in transit. :( I spent another month working with the recipient as well as the local UPS office to get them to honor the insured amount and repair the damage. They broke 2 of my projects going to the west coast within a couple weeks of each other; I must have gotten some bad handlers.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 12-17-2014 09:49 PM

The Table looks good. I never use UPS anymore if I can help it at all , I go with FedEx now. Had way to many Lost or Late deliverys with UPS from work and the stuff I ship is Time Critical to the end users. So far no late or lost shipments with FedEx in over 2 years.
One Question on the broken items , did you pack them or did UPS ?

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#2 posted 12-19-2014 05:23 PM

Fantastic! Really like it.

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 01:05 PM

A very fine table. Sorry you had that kind of trouble with UPS.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 06-18-2015 09:06 PM

Same experience with UPS.
Great table.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#5 posted 06-19-2015 02:58 PM

This is a nice design and will be a great conversation piece. You did a fine job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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