Tornado or twist legs table

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Project by Zipsss posted 2640 days ago 2594 views 10 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the Thorsen table competition was proposed, somebody mentioned that we should add our own “twist” to the table. The first thing that cross my mind was holding the top of the table on my right hand, the legs on my left, and a twisting motion. That picture stayed in my mind until I came up with this design. It is made of solid mahogany with a poly finish. It is about 36” tall and 20”X20” on each side.

-- Zipsss

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#1 posted 2640 days ago


Wow! Very original and nice. I wish I had a little creativity. Very impressing.

Are the legs sawed or bent ?

have a good day,


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#2 posted 2640 days ago

Yes….please tell us how the legs were made!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 2640 days ago

amazing. Very creative.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2640 days ago

In this version, the legs are solid mahogany, band sawed to shape. The next version it will be made of laminated strips, to save some wood and to give it more strengh.

-- Zipsss

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#5 posted 2640 days ago

This is a strikingly beautiful piece. If you’re not showing it at some sort of art festival the world will miss a real talent.

-- JWB

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#6 posted 2640 days ago

Beautiful table. Don’t forget to tag it “Challenge01” if you plan on entering it into the contest.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Dan Lyke

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#7 posted 2640 days ago

Sweet! Although I think my brain would tie itself in knots while I tried to figure out how to orient it to the room…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#8 posted 2640 days ago

Very unique design, very nice finish, good pictures, you did a nice job. Beautiful table. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 2640 days ago

Zipsss: i see you got it done. Great design. I almost spilled the beans when I was chatting to someone about your design. Looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#10 posted 2640 days ago

Hi Zipsss;
—-in-deed you have created a very nice piece of ‘wood art’ here!

The twist that you have added might be called a ‘Greene and Greene Twist’.
Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#11 posted 2640 days ago

This piece is real artwork. Fantastic woodwork!!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 2640 days ago

Very cool I like the fact that you broke from the norm.

-- Billp

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#13 posted 2639 days ago

Very nice piece!


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Mark A. DeCou

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#14 posted 2639 days ago

nice twist!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#15 posted 2639 days ago

Yes indeed, a nice twist!

-- Jeff, West Linn, OR,

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