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Project by khamm posted 02-28-2016 04:21 PM 1062 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this from a plan in Fine Woodworking. This was definitely my most elaborate project yet, given that nearly every joint is visible; very little options for hiding.

Made the top twice, and I am still not entirely satisfied with it. I may make another yet. It is made of cherry, the tile is left over from another project. Finish is Tried and True varnish oil. Assuming I don’t make another top, I will put a few coats of Tried and True original on the top once the varnish oil has fully cured.

Keith H

-- Keith H. I want more gadgets; I need more skills





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JimYoung

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#1 posted 02-28-2016 05:35 PM

It looks great from here. Put it to use, and you will forget about any imperfections.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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#2 posted 02-28-2016 06:10 PM

Nice! I love the classic design. I used a version of this design in my mission clock: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/132385

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#3 posted 02-29-2016 12:58 AM

Looks great—I wouldn’t change a thing. Just use it and enjoy it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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EarlS

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#4 posted 02-29-2016 01:41 AM

I like the cherry version. I built one from the same article (walnut and the tapered legs). The original design is from Kevin Rodel. Take a look at his website and you can see his take on it and a lot of other amazing furniture.

I like the cherry look. It lightens up the look considerably.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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madburg

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#5 posted 02-29-2016 12:23 PM

Looks very Japanese. Love the trellis undercarriage. Great.

-- Madburg WA

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#6 posted 02-29-2016 02:54 PM

i like the design

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#7 posted 02-29-2016 03:10 PM

Very cool design,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 03-02-2016 04:08 AM

It’s beautiful. I think you’re done. :)

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khamm

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#9 posted 03-03-2016 02:01 AM

thanks everyone!

-- Keith H. I want more gadgets; I need more skills

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