Art Deco TV Table

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Project by newTim posted 11-22-2015 10:26 PM 1803 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally! A project isn’t really done until it is posted on LJ’s, is it? Needless to say this was a very challenging project, at least for me. It seems like every part had to be built or rebuilt, finished and refinished a number of times before getting it right. And I had to ‘invent’ or at least discover a number of techniques, skills, solutions, and joints that were very new to me. This journey is being documented in the new blog series Art Deco TV Table with the first chapter Form Follows Folly already posted.

The table is made out of holly veneer and solid where appropriate, and tinted/dyed sapele. Some of the photos show it with a glass top I had cut to protect against scratches and such from heavy use. All in all, this was a very satisfying project. I learned a lot and it is proving to be a great solution to a very specific design challenge. I hope you enjoy it and the blog. It is good to be back on LJ’s.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 11-22-2015 11:11 PM

WOW that is one awesome ,innovative and creative design .
The combination of contrasting woods and the shape and practicality of this table is exceptional .
Well done Tim.


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 11-23-2015 12:23 AM

Looks like a Miami High rise. Awesome work. Very cool design.

-- Brian Noel

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#3 posted 11-23-2015 12:30 AM

That is a very cool table. Love the design wood combinations and banding on the top!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 11-23-2015 03:47 AM


Absolutely outstanding in every way. What a beautifully practical table . . . and storage, too! A winner!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 11-23-2015 12:10 PM

WOW WOW WOW!! adore the is wonderful

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#6 posted 11-23-2015 06:24 PM

I love it! Great combination of woods! I will have to check out your blog!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#8 posted 11-23-2015 10:04 PM

This is spectacular. The wood combinations are great. Great work, glad you leaned some new things, and thanks for sharing this.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#9 posted 11-23-2015 10:11 PM

As I commented on your first blog entry, this is a great design and a very well executed project.

Keep up the good work.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#10 posted 11-24-2015 12:00 AM

Thanks everybody. I will post the second chapter of the build blog ASAP. There is some interesting joinery (drawer sides to drawer fronts), and other design features (dovetail drawer guides), jigs, etc. that will be shown.

-- tim hill

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#11 posted 11-24-2015 01:06 AM

Wicked cool. Really nice design.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#12 posted 11-24-2015 01:14 AM

That is way cool Tim!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#13 posted 11-24-2015 09:56 AM

Great design and great execution. Love how you have captured the Art Deco influence with the contrasting woods and the symmetrical steps.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#14 posted 11-24-2015 03:24 PM


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 11-24-2015 07:05 PM

Awesome design. Realy fits the room between two sofas.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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