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Project by huff posted 1891 days ago 2055 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple little end table I designed for my sister. She loves to sit in her easy chair and work on her laptop….So I designed this end table so the front half of the top slides over the arm of her chair as a desk top. The bottom drawer was designed to hold her printer and the top drawer simply for storage. The back half of the top is also hinged so it can be opened. Made in Cherry and I did a little destressing with the finish(not sure that will show up in the pictures) The drawer boxes I did in Cypress and all the drawer slides are the Blum full extension undermount soft close slides. Love those slides….. can’t slam a drawer even if you want to. Used the soft close hinges on the hinged top so that wouldn’t slam shut either.

Finish is M. L .Campbell traditional cherry stain, two coates precatalyzed lacquer sealer, two coates precatalyzed “dull rub” lacquer.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 1891 days ago

very thoughtful … did you work from a plan or design it yourself ?

Very nice work

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

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 1891 days ago

That’s a great idea. Great design, well done.

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

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HD_woodchuck

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#3 posted 1891 days ago

I love this idea … and I showed it to my wife and she wants a set too!

Like Dan above, I wonder if there is a plan for this that you would share?????

Again, great work … looks beautiful!

-- "The German is like a willow. No matter which way you bend him, he will always take root again." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn -

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huff

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#4 posted 1891 days ago

Thanks for the comments…... Dan and Paul, I had no plans, just an idea and designed it as I went. I did get the height of the arm of her easy chair so I made sure it would clear, but not be too high. Actually I had to redo the entire top after I made the first attempt. Took it home and tried it out before I did the drawers and mouldings and I’m glad I did. It was too high and uncomfortable to use. Took it back to the shop and lowered everthing and works great now. She loves it!! I’m sure I’ve got the deminsions in my notebook if your interested in the overall measurements, but remember that the height of the arms on the chair kind of dictates the height.
This piece went to Pennsylvania, (I live in South Carolina), so I wanted it right when I got it there. It was a Christmas present. I love making things for the family, as I’m sure every woodworking does.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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scrappy

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#5 posted 1891 days ago

Very beautifull table. Fantastic design! Made some lap tables for a freind a while back for useing their laptop. This is a LOT more intricate and evrsitle design. Love it.

Keep it up

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 1890 days ago

John
Patent it … I think you kicked a field goal on this one. Bet it would sell. Never seen one like it before. My wife and I are dueling laptop users and it would work perfect for our live style.
Regards
DAN

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1890 days ago

Hey John
A++++ design and super build and finish.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1890 days ago

Very functional! Great design! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 1890 days ago

Simply beautiful …Fantastic design on your part ! I’m glad that you stated that you had “distressed” it , because I was wondering if it was scratched or just my eyesight again : ) The hardware is awesome too : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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stefang

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#10 posted 1890 days ago

Wonderful idea and fine result John. I would find it hard to beat it up after all that hard work, but it looks just great. I liked the details too, like the beaded drawers.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Scarcraig01

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#11 posted 1818 days ago

Wow that is a really terrific idea! That design has a huge amount of potential in the mass market. Did you come up with that? If so, you should talk to some office furniture companies and see if they have any interest.

The finish is amazing, and I too like the beaded drawers like stefang

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 1817 days ago

This is one for my inspiration list. I’m looking for a design for two bedside tables. This will do the trick. Thanks Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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DynaBlue

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#13 posted 1816 days ago

John, you are the man. The end table looks very nicely made and is a heckuva nice piece of craftsmanship. The beaded edges on the drawers looks great.

I’ve been looking for some way to use my laptop from my morris chair and so far I’d only decided upon a relatively inelegant bridge between the arms. This end table is a far better solution and I might just have to come up with something similar. As long as I build it craftsman style in accordance with the Boss’ wishes.

Question cuz I’m somewhat blind: The corner where the top slides out, how did you work the mitre? Does the joint meet only when the top is closed or does the trim come around a short distance so all you’re concealing is a straight vertical line? Or am I way off base?

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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SgtSnafu

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#14 posted 1809 days ago

John – That is a great design – and very well executed…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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