Once, twice, three times a table.

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Project by LeTurbo posted 12-20-2015 04:14 PM 1624 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design really started off with some scraps a fellow woodworker was throwing away: those triangles left over from cutting a tapered table leg.

I liked the shape. And, as they were around 600mm each, there was plenty of wood to make a 400mm high side table.

I detailed most of the original build at

Since then, I changed the details of the three-way joint in the middle to this version you see in the accompanying pictures.

There are three versions of table. One is all kiaat, another is kiaat legs and stinkwood crossbraces, the third is stinkwood crossbraces with balau legs that are lightly blackened with ferrous oxide. It’s simply me using up scrap wood in my workshop.

(I share my workshop with several other woodworkers, and one day a mysterious piece of wood simply appeared in my section. I asked around but nobody knew where it came from or what it was. I planed it lightly, and it looked bland and grey. I sawed it, and it smelled terrible … like fresh human faeces. So then we knew it was stinkwood. Further planing showed some lovely chatoyance and lovely figure, with a golden colour.)

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#1 posted 12-20-2015 08:43 PM

Looks really good.

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#2 posted 12-20-2015 09:50 PM

charming stand alone pieces – really nice work

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#3 posted 12-20-2015 11:36 PM

Very interesting like the design of the base.

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#4 posted 12-21-2015 11:43 AM

Looks great. Like how simple and ballanced it appears.
Looked at your website and read through your imgur posts. Lots of great stuff there as well. Enjoyed the diversity of your projects and honesty in wich you present them.
Also nice to learn about timbers i have newer heard about before.

Thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 12-21-2015 06:25 PM

Thanks everyone for the views, favourites and comments. It’s one thing to get lots of likes from Facebook friends, but I know most of them don’t know much about woodwork. So it’s especially appreciated when those in the know like the work.

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