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Triangular Side Table

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Project by andy_P posted 1791 days ago 2109 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 1791 days ago

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 1791 days ago

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 1791 days ago

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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littlecope

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#4 posted 1791 days ago

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 1791 days ago

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 1791 days ago

Thankis, littlecope.

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1782 days ago

neat little table

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#8 posted 1356 days ago

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 1355 days ago

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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