Minimalist Plywood Table

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Project by TimNuey posted 07-06-2007 09:29 AM 1846 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple modern looking end table that I came up with. I ripped the 7/4 Mohagny at a 45 degree angle to create the triangle shaped legs. Then ran them over my dado blade on the table saw. The shelf and top are birch plywood. I trimmed the edges of the plywood at a 45 to match the dados in the legs. I then used some Elmers Wood Glue to join pieces and clamped it together. Sanded and finished with clear semi-gloss? polyurethane finish.

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#1 posted 07-06-2007 10:29 AM

I like it; interesting lines, very clean design. You don’t see many woodworkers building furniture from plywood, but why not? It’s a stable product and if you chose the right grade suitable for furniture making.

Very nice, Tim.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 07-06-2007 11:13 AM

I like how you wrapped the shelves around the legs. Very cool

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#3 posted 07-06-2007 02:24 PM

Nice job Timbers. It does have clean lines. I have’nt forgot you, still working on getting that thing weighed. Jockmike

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

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#4 posted 07-06-2007 04:07 PM

Two of my favorite qualities, unique and simple. Great job!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 07-06-2007 05:24 PM

Timbers -

Nice looking table! I like the clean lines.


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#6 posted 07-06-2007 05:24 PM

Looks functional. Function trumps form, in my book.

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

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#7 posted 07-06-2007 06:36 PM

If you saw that in one of those ritzy Danish-modern furniture stores, they’d probably want about $500 for it! :-)

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

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#8 posted 07-07-2007 01:18 AM

great ideas… this one has got me thinking about my next project

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

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#9 posted 07-07-2007 01:26 AM

Nice looking table. I like how you cut the legs for the top to fit.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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