What are you carrying?

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 01-06-2009 10:20 AM 1951 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table I designed a few years ago, well more like 6 years ago but whos counting. I got the idea from one of the documentaries of the woman that carry baskets on their heads. I couldn’t get around having 4 legs but the rest is the concept. This piece is made from mahogany and has ebony plugs. This table is not made for structural purposes so don’t think it will support to much. If you push on it it tilts a bit due to the material thicknesses used throughout. Flimsy, but makes a great hall table and conversation piece. My main objective: be different for once. ALL criticism is welcome.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 01-06-2009 03:17 PM

Kolwdwrkr An interesting table. Do the legs fold in flat for carrying. The last picture shows the “Lady” doing the carrying. A great job

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

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#2 posted 01-06-2009 03:58 PM

A conversation piece indeed! Very cool design.

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

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#3 posted 01-06-2009 04:02 PM

Most different table, I can see why it is not as stable as you wanted, I am not sure how you would get around that, it would take much thought. I applaud your workmanship and efforts, coming up with new ideas is seldom easy, and trying them shows an effort of taking risks and being brave. I am thinking about this, as I write, I wonder, if you had taken the sillouhette of a woman carrying a basket, which is what you have in a sense, from the arms up, but kept a wider profile downward, I think it would have worked better for you in the stability factor. It’s that mid section that is weak, it is so narrow. Just trying to help you figure it out, keep following those dreams and ideass.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 01-06-2009 04:26 PM

Some interesting geometry going on there. I like it.

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

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#5 posted 01-06-2009 05:13 PM

wonderful design. i can see that its stability would be limited. The best part is your interpretation of one thing into wood and still maintain recognition

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#6 posted 01-06-2009 06:05 PM

Kewl design. I guess you can put a square peg into a hole.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#7 posted 01-06-2009 06:30 PM

I think it’s just nifty neat.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-06-2009 07:14 PM

Hi kolwdwrk;

It’s definitely different. Very interesting design, as though you were trying to bust out of the “norm”


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#9 posted 01-06-2009 08:02 PM

gotta love “out of the box” thinking!! that’s where brilliance begins.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 01-06-2009 08:12 PM

Nice work, great design! Kinda Kewl looking!

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

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#11 posted 01-07-2009 01:19 AM

Very original Keith.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 01-07-2009 01:35 AM

Can’t criticize such a creative endeavour. Really looks cool, nice prototype?

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

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#13 posted 01-07-2009 11:24 PM

Thanks for all the comments guys. I wasn’t ever going to post this project. In fact only 3 people really knew about it. My exwife, my painter, and my brother. I was going to through it in the trash and my painter decided he liked it and took it. My girlfriend encouraged me to post it on here and honestly I wasn’t expecting much for comments. So it is appreciated.
Savannah, I thought about having a wider base but then the woman would have been fat. LOL
Karson, I didn’t make the legs operable.
BentlyJ, I doubt I will ever make something like this again but if I do I will consider the swiveling top.
Mtnwild, I think this is a prototype of what not to make. LOL
Again thanks for all the comments.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 02-01-2009 08:49 AM

cool … fun posting

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 02-06-2009 05:12 PM

that’s cool it looks like you could make it to fold for easy carrying

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