Valley Conference Table

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Project by Simeond posted 03-18-2016 11:04 PM 1533 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its been forever since I’ve posted anything. This was just a fun project – even though its final look was clean and simple. The top is walnut, the undercarriage is dyed maple and the legs are steel.

The most challenging part was sculpting the inside curve (though the outside curve was no walk in the park). The outside curve was done with hogging out most of it with a miter cut on the table saw and then hand-planning the radius. For the inside curve, I step-cut the majority with the table saw, then step-routed it with a 1” cove bit. Then I took a scraper and cut it to my radius to hand-scrape to finished radius.

All critique and comment welcome.

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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Alexandre Lussier

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#1 posted 03-18-2016 11:22 PM

This is a truly unique conference table. Really really nice looking! The curves are fantastic!

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#2 posted 03-19-2016 12:35 AM

I love it!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#3 posted 03-19-2016 01:33 AM

I’m thinking you fabricated a curve jig o keep consistent as you shaped the curve?

Thanks for posting. Was this a commissioned piece or spec work?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-19-2016 01:49 AM


Yes, a curved template to plane/check/plane/check/plane/check… :)

It was a commissioned piece that I was given creative license on. So kind of spec, too.

-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov.......

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#5 posted 03-19-2016 02:29 AM

well all I can say is wow!that design rocks brother,love it,love walnut,love all of it,great job man.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 03-19-2016 02:33 AM

Beautiful piece. Lots of work in it. I’m not sure what purpose the slot in the middle serves for a conference table.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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#7 posted 03-19-2016 02:50 AM

Awesome looking table. Good Job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 03-19-2016 02:52 AM

Very very nice work and I LOVE it. Unfortunately, all meetings held at this table will inevitably have some information or issues that just fall through the crack!!

-- I'm him

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 03-19-2016 02:55 AM

Very nice, we need to see more of your work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 03-19-2016 03:38 AM

You are Precise,Patient,Practiced, and planning where you plane.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 03-19-2016 04:16 AM

Way nice and really a attention getter.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#12 posted 03-19-2016 09:55 AM

tturner – I don’t believe you said that.
Simeond – Absolutely beautiful finish. I like the design, workmanship, attention to detail and appearance. Although you mentioned not posting much in the recent past – obviously we need to see more. Thanks for sharing.

-- DonB

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#13 posted 03-19-2016 12:58 PM

That is a stunner. Fantastic work!

-- @craftcollectif ,,

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#14 posted 03-19-2016 01:50 PM

Very impresive legs set up. Interesting the way you made top board curve.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 03-19-2016 05:09 PM

This is a beautiful table and a nice design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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