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Mahogany and Walnut End-table

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Project by mjasper posted 1731 days ago 1611 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project. The table is made from African Mahogany, milled on my new Ridgid 4330 planer. I bought the mahogany from an eBay store and I really want to thank that guy because the lumber was fantastic and the price was really hard to beat. The aprons are joined to the legs with sliding dovetails, mainly because I wanted to experiment with forming them. I had never really worked with veneers before and I was very pleased with the result. I cut the veneers for the quadrant match with a ruler and a rotary knife, and then jointed the edges with a sanding block and a shooting board. The miters on the top could have been a bit tighter, but that’ll be something to work on in the future. Finished with a few coats of Arm-R-Seal.





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jim1953

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#1 posted 1731 days ago

Great Lookin end Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1731 days ago

Wonderful table great Job looks super.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WalterWpg

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#3 posted 1731 days ago

Very nice table, beautiful design. Give yourself a pat on the back! The walnut and mahogany go very well together. I also have one of those Rigid 4330 planers – excellent machine!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1731 days ago

Nice work. Did you veener the bottom too? What is under it?

-- "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 1731 days ago

Nice table!! Very interesting design!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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mjasper

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#6 posted 1731 days ago

Yes, there’s mahogany on the bottom. I guess I ideally should have used the same wood but this panel is so small that I didn’t really think there would be a stability problem using two different veneers. It’s a plywood core, in case anyone is wondering, because I have a hard time finding suitable MDF in my area. I have a hard time finding material in general actually.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1731 days ago

I was just curious, I’m a student here :-)) I don’t think it matters as long as both sides are done, form what I’ve been reading on here.

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

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McLeanVA

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#8 posted 1730 days ago

I just started my first piece with mahogany. It is such a cool wood to work with. I am restoring an antique side table and created a new top and drawer. I finished mine with a few coats of Antique Oil Finish and am almost to the point where I can seal it with Arm-R-Seal.

Your table is gorgeous. I love the veneer top. Really turned out well.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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huff

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#9 posted 1730 days ago

nice little table.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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degoose

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#10 posted 1729 days ago

The four way book match is superb..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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