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Project by mbs posted 12-08-2015 12:59 AM 1575 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three of the tables were started about 28 months ago. We moved and I lost interest in woodworking for quite a while.

Inspired by the G&A aurora end tables. Modifications were made to incorporate some cloudlift elements and given an Asian spin with flared legs. Aurora tables have a square top but we didn’t have enough room in our living area for such big tables. Decided to make them rectangular.

I woke up in the middle of the night with the curved drawer handle concept. The middle three fingers fit nicely on the inside of the handle and the two outer fingers fit on the outside of the handle.

Tables are made of cherry and wenge with a splash of ebony plugs. Constructed with mortise and loose tenons.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.





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robscastle

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#1 posted 12-08-2015 01:17 AM

Well thats a bit of a stunner I must say, and a nice touch with the japanese style curves.
Brilliant features of the timber,and used to its best advantage.
A Question: How do you get the drawer in and out of the frame

-- Regards Rob

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mbs

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#2 posted 12-08-2015 01:45 AM

Thanks Robert.

The first picture shows a dado in the side of the drawer. There is a runner attached to the side of the carcass that slides inside the dado and keeps the drawer suspended in frame. I hope this helps.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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majuvla

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#3 posted 12-08-2015 06:58 AM

It’s hard to point out just one thing on this table. Handle is awesome, as well as complete G&G design. I like drawer finger joint and rounded pattern edge on top and bottom shelve.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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R_Stad

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#4 posted 12-08-2015 01:30 PM

Beautiful piece – fine work. Thanks for the pictures.

-- Rod - Oregon

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mbs

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#5 posted 12-08-2015 01:32 PM

I was happy to have a spindle sander to sand the curves.

Thanks Majuvia.

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BurlyBob

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#6 posted 12-08-2015 02:51 PM

Truly beautiful! I love the grain on the drawer front. I know what you mean about how handy a spindle sander is on curves. Borrowed the neighbors for my tree project. What a time saver.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 12-08-2015 03:53 PM

This is a very nice table.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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mbs

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#8 posted 12-08-2015 05:38 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

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oltexasboy1

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#9 posted 12-08-2015 06:58 PM

very nice ,the drawer pulls are a good idea.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#10 posted 12-08-2015 07:01 PM

Very impressive end tables ,super design and outstanding workmanship.

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Bud_3

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#11 posted 12-08-2015 11:16 PM

Great looking table!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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david38

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#12 posted 12-09-2015 04:54 PM

the work is great

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