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Project by aaronmolloy posted 1780 days ago 1324 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project a week ago and got it finished last friday. I wanted to make a piece for my bedroom as it will be finished in the next few weeks and I wanted to put my mark on it.The usual place I get my timber from has no machinest anymore so they redirect me to a local joinery. Thanks to this I now get all my timber from them because I get the exact size timber I want at a resonable price.

I started by cutting the legs out for this project and used my router to cut the mortises. The tennons were then cut and I joined them together. I used titebond 2 woodglue for the mortise and tennon joints.

For the top I got double sided sellotape and put the two out pieces together and cut them on the mitre saw. I bought a 80Tooth blade for my saw to get quality cuts on the mitres. I joined the mitres with glue and used my pocket hole jig on them aswell. The day after I had the top on the bench along with the offcuts from the mitre. I was playing around with these offcuts inside the frame and I came up with the layout for the inside on the frame and it just came together from there on. I then finished it off by joining the top to the frame with pocket hole screws I then sanded it down with different grades of sand paper and gave it a coat of teak oil and to top it all off I waxed the top of it.

-- A. Molloy

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#1 posted 1780 days ago

Nice looking table!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1780 days ago

Beautiful. Great work on the top pattern-design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1780 days ago

Very cool design on the top. Well done.

-- John @

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#4 posted 1780 days ago

Interesting pattern.
Assembly of this I would have guesed that you started from the inside and worked out.
I have never done one and guessed wrong.
Nice work.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#5 posted 1780 days ago

nicely done… I like the way you just took off and sort of did it… working from the outside in was interesting. It looks plenty sturdy.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 1780 days ago

Beautiful. Looks great and would fit in any room.

-- Gary, Arkansas

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#7 posted 1780 days ago

Well done. I really like how you did that top.

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#8 posted 1778 days ago

Very cool table and extra cool top.

-- Custom furniture

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