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Project by TomK posted 2016 days ago 1822 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Other than folding stepstools, this is my first real furniture project. It is built out of South Texas mesquite. The top is out of a 13 inch wide 4/4 slab. It’s hard to find a mesquite board that wide without major voids and cracks. I actually have enough left of the slab for a pair of matching end tables. I also found this beautiful peice of mesquite burl with amazing figure that I resawed for the drawer fronts. The legs are attached with sliding dovetails, drawer fronts with one hand cut dovetail on each side. The only metal used was the figure eight tabs I used to attach the top which was raised to give it that “floating” effect I’ve seen on a couple or other pieces I have seen on this site. I could have probably gotten away with directly attaching the top since mesquite moves hardly at all.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 2016 days ago

Beautiful Tom. Nice project, first rate! Great wood selection, great design, superb craftsmanship.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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lew

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#2 posted 2016 days ago

Really Beautiful!

I like the shaker influence.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2016 days ago

That is really grrgeous!

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

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Bigbuck

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#4 posted 2016 days ago

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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griff

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#5 posted 2016 days ago

Very nice, the finish looks great.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 2016 days ago

WOW, if this the first, I can’t wait to see the 100th!!! Great workmanship and a beautiful chunk of wood.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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savannah505

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#7 posted 2016 days ago

Really a nice looking table, I’ve never seen misquite this nice, usually I’m smoking food on a barbecue with it. What kind of finish and how did you apply it?

-- Dan Wiggins

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Woodhacker

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#8 posted 2016 days ago

Tom that is Sweeet. The grain in the mesquite is stunning…especially the burl.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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trifern

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#9 posted 2016 days ago

Beautiful table, Tom. Thanks for sharing.

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

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scott shangraw

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#10 posted 2016 days ago

I always love Mesquite.You had some great Mesquite burl there that pretty hard to find.Great job!!!!!

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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ShaneS

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#11 posted 2016 days ago

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Good job, Tom. Mesquite is fast becoming my favorite. I just bought two stumps from a young tree trimer for $100.00. One of the stumps is approximately 4 ft. across. I can’t wait to take it and get it milled. Once again, looks great!

Shane

-- We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. C.S. Lewis

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Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 2015 days ago

Sweet Looking table. I love the Mesquite Burl.

-- Dennis Zongker

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miles125

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#13 posted 2015 days ago

I’m gonna have to try mesquite sometime. Never see the stuff around here. Beautiful table!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Les Hastings

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#14 posted 2014 days ago

Beautiful table Tom, great selection of lumber!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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DrDirt

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#15 posted 2013 days ago

Really nice work – I always liked how visually ‘light’ projects seem with the floating top designs.
Gorgeous wood as well.
Nice materials – nice design and good craftsmanship….can’t go wrong!

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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