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Triangular Side Table

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Project by andy_P posted 08-14-2009 06:48 PM 2628 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife said we needed a small table to put between the couch and a recliner that formed an empty wedge shaped area. I made it out of African Mahogany.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.





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Mike Gager

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#1 posted 08-14-2009 07:23 PM

looks good! do the legs go through the bottom shelf? how is it attached? dowels perhaps? (the light colored round things)

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andy_P

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#2 posted 08-14-2009 07:55 PM

Actually the bottom shelf just sits on the bottom cross members. The buttons (light colored round things) cover the counter sunk screw holes that I used to attch the side skirts to the legs. I’m not into fancy joinery and I like the custme “crafty” look of the buttons.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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Ben Kahmann

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#3 posted 08-14-2009 10:30 PM

Hi Andy, I like the the buttons too. The finish looks great as well. What kind is is?

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#4 posted 08-14-2009 10:43 PM

That is “cute as a button” Andy! I made one similar to that out of Oak, but it doesn’t look nearly as dramatic as that Mahogany! Very Nice! Welcome to the addiction known as Lumberjocks!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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andy_P

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#5 posted 08-14-2009 11:18 PM

Ben,

I use Minwax Wipe on Poly just about excluively on my projects. This one is no exception. It takes a few more coats but it produces a nice even finish.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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andy_P

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#6 posted 08-14-2009 11:19 PM

Thankis, littlecope.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#7 posted 08-24-2009 12:15 AM

neat little table

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 10-24-2010 01:35 AM

this is an inspiring project as well andy…. my daughter needs something similar to this in her LR. Maybe in the near future, Santa will surprise her.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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andy_P

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#9 posted 10-24-2010 07:27 PM

That was my problem. I needed just the right size for my set up and so had to make it myself. The trickiest part was figuring out the angles. I’m not a geniust when it comes to that sort of stuff so just kept cutting scrap wood until the layout was just what I wanted. Then I could measure the angles.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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