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Project by Ken Dixon posted 07-31-2009 11:57 AM 2405 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is made from one 1”X12”X6’ long clear pine board. It was my entry into a pine board challenge put on by my local woodworking club. My original design was for a four legged table but after cutting out all the legs and leaving enough wood for the top I changed the design and decided to make it three legged table for no other reason than something different. The three stretchers are attached to the legs and the hub with sliding dovetails and the top is attached with screws and then a plug to hide the screw head. I finished the table with several coats of Cherry stain and polyurethane.
This kind of project is a good design exercise with the limitations of quantity and type of wood that can be used. I am very happy with the way it turned out.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada





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PKP

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 01:14 PM

I like the design. Very Cool lots of space on top for a lamp and books. Good job

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Walnut_Weasel

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 01:29 PM

Ken,

I really liked the design just from the thumbnail on the home page when I logged on today. And once I read the story to go along with it, I enjoy it even more. Great job!

I am just beginning woodworking and recently purchased a good bandsaw. This type of design is something that I could do with my limited tool selection. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Ken Dixon

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 01:38 PM

PKP & James thanks for the kind words.
James, yes this kind of project is good for a band saw. I myself don’t have a band saw so all the curves I had to do with my scroll saw to rough cut the shape then made a pattern of the leg and use a flush cutting bit in my router. Then some hand sanding. I found the most challenging aspect of this project is the designing as we could only use the one board and try to use as much of it as possible.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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BillG

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#4 posted 07-31-2009 01:39 PM

Nice work, the three leg design fits the top better than four would. It should impress the judges.

BillG

-- Bill G - West Springfield, MA

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 07-31-2009 01:39 PM

Nicely designed and finished too looks nice too.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 07-31-2009 02:05 PM

Great looking table. The base blends very nice with the guitar pick top. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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SnowyRiver

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#7 posted 07-31-2009 02:49 PM

Very nice design. Great looking table.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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woodworm

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#8 posted 07-31-2009 02:50 PM

Very nice design. I like the shape of the legs.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CedarFreakCarl

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#9 posted 07-31-2009 03:15 PM

What a well thought out piece! It flows from top to bottom with perfect proportions and all out of something with sqare corners. Great design!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 07-31-2009 03:25 PM

I’m amazed you made a piece of pine look like an expensive piece of furniture. Beautiful design and build. Love the finish. Great.

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

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savannah505

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#11 posted 07-31-2009 04:14 PM

I echo the comments of others here, very nice design, finish and workmanship.

-- Dan Wiggins

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 07-31-2009 06:41 PM

Fantastic job. I love it! Can’t believe it came out of one board.

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

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DaleM

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#13 posted 07-31-2009 06:50 PM

I really like this. I agree with the others that it flows well; the three legs, their shape, and the table top shape all looks really good to me. I showed it to my wife, however and she didn’t like it as much as I did so I guess we’ll be stuck with square tables for our own house forever.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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mcoyfrog

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#14 posted 07-31-2009 09:01 PM

Nice job, great design

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

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Karson

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#15 posted 07-31-2009 09:53 PM

Great looking design. And very deceptive by making it out of pine. Nice job and welcome.

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

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