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Project by Kate posted 01-01-2009 07:46 PM 3245 views 13 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table to represent the economic times we find ourselves in. One half of the table is made of pine, put together with pocket screws. It is utilitarian & somewhat battered (I stressed the top).

The other half is mahogany, mortise and tenon joinery, hand made inlay, the whole nine yards. It is polished and clean. This side has a drawer which, when opened reveals a jagged edge to match the top and drawer front.

This was a great project and I like the looks of the top even more than I expected to. I’ve already sold this table, and hope to make another before long.

The finish is Danish Oil and tung oil.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com





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gr8outdrsmn

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#1 posted 01-01-2009 08:00 PM

Nice work. Very original and i like it.

-- Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.

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Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 01-01-2009 08:05 PM

Wow, very clever, I really like the thought behind this and the construction of it.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 01-01-2009 08:29 PM

Wow! That’s a real masterpiece….both from a creative and construction standpoint. One of those projects that makes me say “How did she do that?”

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

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 01-01-2009 08:37 PM

That drawer is a fine touch. Great job!

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 01-01-2009 09:07 PM

Interesting piece. Very well thought out and executed. fine work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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isetegija

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#6 posted 01-01-2009 09:13 PM

WOW!
Its ART.
Its so cool I am speechless !

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Kerux

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#7 posted 01-01-2009 11:00 PM

Interesting thought, should do well in a gallery or competition. Outside of that I don’t see any practical use for it.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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BarryW

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#8 posted 01-01-2009 11:15 PM

great sense of humor…but you forgot the bent nail sticking out of the top….just a thought.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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jm82435

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#9 posted 01-02-2009 12:25 AM

It is projects like this that keep me addicted to LJs. I like this one a lot. thanks for sharing this.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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scottb

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#10 posted 01-02-2009 02:40 AM

very clever, such an inspired piece. Love it.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#11 posted 01-02-2009 04:42 AM

WOW ! This is incredible …..such fine detail on one side and a totally useful piece on the other . One of a kind …great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Kate

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#12 posted 01-02-2009 04:45 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments.

I have another idea up my sleeve and will post it when it’s done. It involves lots of loose change and a small flat surface. Stay tooned … (uh, better not hold your breath. It may be a while).

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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trifern

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#13 posted 01-02-2009 04:56 AM

A very creative expression in wood…

Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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McLeanVA

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#14 posted 01-02-2009 05:44 PM

Question: Do you require people to use coasters ONLY on the mahogany side?

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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Peloton

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#15 posted 01-02-2009 08:22 PM

That drawer was a very nice touch. Great piece of work.

-- “I'm thinking about it, ... I'm thinking it's the best way to piss [the French] off.” -Lance Armstrong

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