My First Fine Furniture Table

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Project by SawdustOnMyBoot posted 03-25-2015 01:00 PM 2087 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always enjoyed designing furniture… I LOVE the whole design process, from gathering inspiration to bringing a concept to fruition! Before this week though, I had only been able to doodle my designs since I didn’t have the joinery know-how to build my wooden creations. Thanks to my time at Franklin Street School of Woodworking in Tampa, the world of Fine Furniture Building has been opened up to me. I designed, selected lumber, jointed, planed, ripped, chopped, and formed said lumber into the table that would start my Fine Furniture building career! My time at Franklin Street went by in a flash since I was enjoying myself soooooooo much! Do I love Furniture Refinishing? Of course, I do! But, it seems like a natural progression for me to finally build all the designs that have only lived on paper up until now. So, here is the first table that I not only designed, but was able to BUILD out of walnut & quartersawn sycamore!!!! Hope you like it!

For this table concept, that will start a series of work for me, I tried to show emotion (in this case, impatience) and movement with leg placement. I really enjoyed working on the joinery & using the Festool Domino for the angled leg was very interesting. I’ll be buying a set of chisels this week since I’ll be doing most of work by hand while saving up for a bandsaw. I hope to sell my future works in my Etsy Shop so I’ll have more money for wood & new tools, hehe!! ;D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 01:10 PM

Great work on this table, looks very nice. Now you’re hooked, you’ve got the addiction all of us have, addiction to woodworking. Enjoy!
PS: neat little foot placement, nice touch.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 01:12 PM

Very neat! I love the legs/feet

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 01:50 PM

Outstanding design. Interesting leg ends and one leg off position.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 03:39 PM

Outstanding work, the word whimsical comes to mind.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 04:15 PM

All I can say is WoW! Really nice piece, from design, to material selection to joinery – it all falls into place making a great piece of furniture.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-25-2015 07:04 PM

I had to look twice, then I looked a third time. At first I couldn’t get a grip on the concept but it’s clear as the Mississippi now. It’s all yours – completely.

The odd leg out was ingenious

(thanks Bill)

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 03-25-2015 07:16 PM

What a great idea! Very nice!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#8 posted 03-25-2015 11:56 PM

Great looking table—I too like the feet!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 03-26-2015 01:38 AM

I really enjoy artistic furniture. Yours is a great concept executed very well. I look forward to seeing the other pieces in your series.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 03-26-2015 04:59 AM

Out of the box design! I can almost see that foot tapping. Love the joinery. Very nice project. You will do well..

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#11 posted 03-28-2015 11:02 AM

I am with jumbojack,... and makes me wonder how you got it to stand still while you photgraphed it!

-- Regards Robert

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#12 posted 02-21-2016 11:21 PM

Wow! Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I cannot wait to make more in this series!!! Happy woodworking to y’all!! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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