Maple and Walnut Inlayed Hall Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by BEWoodworks posted 01-28-2016 03:58 PM 1451 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother in law had asked me to repair an old table she picked up at a flea market. I was unable to repair it because the leg was broken, piece missing and it was turned. I felt bad I couldn’t fix it so for Christmas I designed and made this maple and walnut hall table. It has tapered legs, integral mortise and tenon apron joinery, inlay banding, curved front and back aprons, curved top front and a top inlay. This was an exercise in inlay for me. I really enjoy doing inlay work and seeing that final product people cant figure out how you did. I tapered the legs on the jointer. Inlayed walnut on the feet. Sanded to 220. Finished with Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss and a handrubbed wax. Really happy with the way it came out.

The grain for the top was made so the inlay wrapped around the cathedral pattern. The apron grain also wraps around the sides and front. Nobody will notice but me, but I like it!

MIL was very surpised and impressed. Ill take those brownie points any day!

10 comments so far

View albachippie's profile


772 posts in 3032 days

#1 posted 01-28-2016 04:02 PM

Lovely table, with excellent details in the legs and inlay,

Nicely done,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

View LoganN's profile


414 posts in 1897 days

#2 posted 01-28-2016 06:29 PM

Gorgeous! I love the legs and feet

View pottz's profile


2597 posts in 981 days

#3 posted 01-28-2016 07:30 PM

nice job clean sleek design love it and your jewelry box,welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View recycle1943's profile


1785 posts in 1619 days

#4 posted 01-28-2016 07:44 PM

beautiful table – the cathedral front is dynamite, and those feet gheeeeezzz

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View philba's profile


96 posts in 1369 days

#5 posted 01-28-2016 07:59 PM

sweet. Gives me some idea. I like the inlay in the leg though, techinically, its probably a rabbet. Good alignment of top grain.

View helluvawreck's profile


31056 posts in 2863 days

#6 posted 01-28-2016 08:24 PM

This piece is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Bobsboxes's profile


1367 posts in 2661 days

#7 posted 01-28-2016 09:07 PM

Great looking table, inlay sets it off nice.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

View rtbrmb's profile


627 posts in 2385 days

#8 posted 01-29-2016 01:03 AM

Table looks great w/maple as the primary wood. The lines are very smooth & the inlay top is an awesome detail.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

View david38's profile


3518 posts in 2340 days

#9 posted 01-29-2016 03:54 PM

very nice

View gsimon's profile


1272 posts in 2110 days

#10 posted 01-30-2016 09:39 PM

really nice table – great work

-- Greg Simon

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics