First Table I've Ever Made

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Project by MooreWoodworks posted 1727 days ago 1693 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first table I ever made. It was a project I finished while taking a woodworking course at the University of New Hampshire. I made quite a few mistakes during this project, but that only means that I learned a lot as well. Definitely a fun project.

The table top was made out of imbuia while the legs were made out of hard maple. The joinery between the two legs were the work of my first mortise and tenons.

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#1 posted 1727 days ago

Your off to a great start here, thinking outside of the box, and a nice finish.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 1727 days ago

Very unique and excellent job. Why didn’t you try something more difficult for your first table? (:

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#3 posted 1727 days ago

Very nice job, Thinking out side the box.

-- If at first you don't succeed...Buy another tool !!

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#4 posted 1727 days ago

very cool design well done

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1727 days ago

Very creative. That’s got to make quite a conservation piece. I like it.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#6 posted 1727 days ago

A challenging project. Nice job, Very creative.

How did you do in the course?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 1727 days ago

Very unique and beautiful. Nice design and great build.

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

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#8 posted 1726 days ago

Hey MooreWoodworks,
That is one nicely designed and finished table….....well done.

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#9 posted 1726 days ago

Thank you all for the comments and kind words.

Karson – It took a lot of work but I managed to get an A in the course. I’ll have to post my bandsaw box that I made as well. It’s just as unique.

Blockhead – This definitely was a challenging first table but I’m always up for a good challenge. As a beginner to woodworking, no matter what I decided to make was going to be a challenge, so why not go for the gold?

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RS Woodworks

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#10 posted 1726 days ago

looks nice but would it be that hard to turn the pictures the right way?

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#11 posted 1726 days ago

Very nice love the design…

-- David '65

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#12 posted 1724 days ago

great design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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