Nesting side tables, maple and claro walnut

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Project by Lloyd Davies posted 1854 days ago 1208 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I completed these nesting tables in about November 2008. It was a relatively simple project that took me a long time because I am a bit of a beginner. It was the first time that I used claro walnut which is an absolutely beautiful wood with swirls and color changes. The top is made from a cheap maple plywood veneer and the walnut sides are attached for extra strength with some Festool dominos. I later realized you can get much better quality maple plywood veneer. I also finished the whole thing with an oil varnish mix which ended up yellowing the maple but I am the only one that notices that. The legs are of some cheap maple that ended up having some very light birdseye pattern but only if you are looking hard.

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#1 posted 1854 days ago

They look fine from the pictures. I like that maple tends to get a little darker with a clear finish on it.

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#2 posted 1854 days ago

Great looking set of nesting tables. They are curing very well

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#3 posted 1854 days ago

great set of tables

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#4 posted 1758 days ago

I think it looks great!
I like the deck and landsape too!
Did You build the fence?

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#5 posted 1758 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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