Round end table

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Project by Javed Akhtar posted 02-06-2016 09:00 PM 1056 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some leftover clear eastern maple and curly western maple from a previous project, so threw this together over the course of a weekend. Joinery is all mortise and tenon, and the legs have a slight taper on the inside face. Finished with a few coats of wiping varnish.

In hindsight, I would have rounded off the triangle-shaped ‘hub’ in the centre after cutting the mortises into each face. Even though it’s invisible 99% of the time, it still bothers me a bit :)

-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC,

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#1 posted 02-06-2016 10:35 PM

Very nice design, proportion, and finish contrast. I agree with your self critique, but we all have those things in our projects that we will do differently next time. Great job!

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 12:22 AM

I like your style.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 01:49 AM

Center section rounded or not, this is a very good piece!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 02:11 PM

Simple and elegant! I like this a lot. Great work and productive weekend!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#5 posted 02-07-2016 05:24 PM

Beautiful work

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 02-07-2016 08:33 PM

It’s a very nice looking table and I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 02-08-2016 04:46 PM

I would have never thought of starting with the triangle first then rounding off second. Very clever…......rounded or not. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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