Swing Top Entry Table

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Project by Jason Wheeler posted 10-27-2009 01:22 AM 2470 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this project a couple weeks ago. The legs are set up on a tie rod and pivot as you turn the center junction, it goes up about 3” but it’s more for the look. All the swing top parts are hand fabricated alog with the feet. The only thing that’s not hand made is the sliders for the drawers, ah, maybe next time.

Mostly it’s made of blood, lace drawer fronts, also bits of cedar,maple and walnut.

The yellow green top and bottom started as 4” steel tube, I split it in 4 then weld the miters.

Push the button and the top pops open, good for mail…


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#1 posted 10-27-2009 01:38 AM

I enjoy you ingenuity. Well executed. Great method of combining metal and wood. Unique.

The feet are interesting design. Stepping back from it for a moment, do you think the feet will be a problem with toes/shoes bumping them? Probably not… I was just thinking design/function trade offs.

Well done. Enjoyable to view. Thanks.

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

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#2 posted 10-27-2009 01:39 AM

Very cool and innovative design, the colors contrast nicely and I like the use of steel and wood and the fact you fabricated all of it yourself (minus the drawer slides… I guess ill just let that one slide lol) makes it even better, nice job and thanks for the post.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#3 posted 10-27-2009 01:56 AM

Nice work, definitely out of the box thinking on this one

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 10-27-2009 05:40 AM

Very cool, nice work.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#6 posted 10-27-2009 08:41 AM


-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#7 posted 10-27-2009 05:04 PM

I love the look you got with this. Reminds me a bit of “neo Art Neveau”

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#8 posted 10-27-2009 05:06 PM

Unique design Is the top ment to be storage?

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 10-28-2009 05:49 AM

when I saw the small picture in the main gallery I thought it was a coffin

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#10 posted 11-10-2009 09:33 PM

Thats awesome, very cool design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 04-16-2012 10:09 PM

i like what you do with with what you have

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