Mahogany Accent Table

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Project by ric53 posted 04-20-2015 10:37 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table I build last year. I had a client that wanted 2 of these and I had extra material so I built this one. Base is african mahogany and the top is ambrosia maple. I think the overhang should have been a bit more but the customer loved them. All M&T joinery, tapered legs, top is attached with buttons. Finish is velvet oil on the base and 6 coats of wipe on poly at the top. Hardware came from Menards.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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#1 posted 04-21-2015 12:02 AM

Beautiful table! The mahogany and maple work well together—I’m sure your client loves them!

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

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#2 posted 04-21-2015 12:23 AM

Nice table, expertly made, and finished.

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#4 posted 04-21-2015 11:56 AM

The contrasting woods adds depth to the piece. I wonder what it would look like with a maple handle on the drawer.

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#5 posted 04-21-2015 01:07 PM

I taped a piece of maple to the drawer to see what it would look like. I didn’t like the way it detracted from the base. It didn’t look bad I just didn’t like it. I like using contrasting woods to bring out figure and depth to a project but sometimes simple & straight forward is best.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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#6 posted 04-21-2015 09:04 PM

Well done.

If you build those and put a marble top (earth tones) you would be able to sell them to designers all day. Especially if you added a longer wall table than matched. I am about to build replacement for our living room and will make a set. I like the design a lot.

Stone remnants at that size are not too hard to find.

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