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Project by cassy posted 05-27-2007 03:11 AM 1671 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After many days of hand sanding the table is finally ready.The table is made soley of Ironwood,the top is two pieces to make it appear like bredboard ends I routed out the top,bottom,and sides.The legs are just something I thought of when I first heard of the challenge,thought I would try it to see how it came out.I think the finish came out pretty good considering it was from a can.Hope you enjoy my version of the table.

-- dave montreal

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 05-27-2007 03:15 AM

Interesting take on the breadboard. I like the legs. They remind me of the cut outs in the apron of the “original”.

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#2 posted 05-27-2007 03:26 AM

The legs are very cool. Original in every way.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 05-27-2007 03:28 AM

Very nice, very original…The legs match the style well.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 05-27-2007 03:41 AM

Great looking table Dave.

-- 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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#5 posted 05-27-2007 04:48 AM

Very nice table table David. Good luck, for real. jock mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 05-27-2007 05:59 AM

good work, and in a week before the deadline, I’m impressed.

I’ve not seen anything from Ironwood before. How did you settle on that as your unique wood choice?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#7 posted 05-27-2007 06:21 AM

Great looking table! I really like how the top looks – especially how the grain pattern is continuous. Interesting method! I also like your intepretation of the legs.


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#8 posted 05-27-2007 01:24 PM

wooo hooo love your legs!!! :)

it’s beautiful. Lovely job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 05-27-2007 01:49 PM

Great design concept! I love the legs and the idea of routing the table top to look like it was breadboarded is an interesting one.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 05-27-2007 05:08 PM

Looks Great!, Nice job!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#11 posted 05-27-2007 07:26 PM

A nice looking table Cassy. I like that touch to the legs, very original. Care to tell us how you made them?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#12 posted 05-27-2007 10:33 PM

Ditto Bill and Mark. Tell us about making the legs and Ironwood. I’m not familiar with Ironwood.

-- Paul, Texas

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#13 posted 05-27-2007 10:35 PM

I really like the way it turned out. Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 05-27-2007 10:46 PM

Really nice, & I like the legs they’re unique. That must have taken an awful lot of routing on the top, but it sure looks great. Good Luck!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#15 posted 05-29-2007 12:51 AM

Mark,Bill,Paul, and others interested in knowing Ironwood comes from South Africa,my reason for choosing this wood is because of the colors that are naturally in the wood,I do not know if you can see very well in the picturesbut there is a variation of color from light green to medium red with black grain pattern. The legs were made by routing out the middle on all four sides a little at a time ,until the desired thickness was reached in the middle.Hope this helps.

-- dave montreal

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