The "e" table and a love for pie!

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Project by Kevin Wilson posted 09-07-2007 04:34 AM 1884 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello again! Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments and responses to “Mr. Knapps’ Gun Cabinet” that I posted earlier. The response was so encouraging, I thought I’d post another favorite of mine.

This was a table I was commisioned to build for a friend (hello “e”) for her kitchen. It has a painted poplar base with a somewhat involved red oak top. Project payment included the best apple pie I’ve had yet made on the newly completed table.

How could anyone ever turn down apple pie?!

”Can’t never did nothin!” – Grampa Knapp

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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#1 posted 09-07-2007 04:40 AM

Nice table Kevin. Love the figure of the oak top.

-- bryano

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#2 posted 09-07-2007 04:42 AM

Apple pie for a table. Count me in, where do I deliver the table?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 09-07-2007 05:01 AM

Great payment. for a so-so table.

Really a very nice table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 09-07-2007 05:05 AM

Ahhhhh, pie.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 09-07-2007 05:25 AM

Another really nice project. The grain on the top is spectacular and the rift quartersawn for the frame is just right. You do nice work. Welcome to lumberjocks!!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 09-07-2007 05:31 AM

I can’t imagine anyone giving up a homemade Apple Pie for a table! Are they nuts? Just kidding – great table, your work is outstanding.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 09-07-2007 01:27 PM

well done! (on the table and on the payment).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 09-07-2007 02:00 PM

Damn….I can’t imagine what you would build for my Mom’s pie…..:)

Beautiful work and great choice of woods.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#9 posted 09-07-2007 02:10 PM

Where can I get a table like that for apple pie. I’ll deliver you a dozen pies for one of those. (I’ll have my wife make the pies ;^D).

That is a nice table!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#10 posted 09-07-2007 02:23 PM

My wife makes the best apple pie in the world! Only trouble is; she only makes them for other people. She claims that if I eat pie it just goes to WAIST. That is a really neat table top. Keep ‘em comin’.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 09-07-2007 04:09 PM

That tabletop is really gorgeous, Kevin. How are the panels constructed? Did you do the veneering yourself?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Kevin Wilson

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#12 posted 09-07-2007 05:55 PM

Thanks Charlie. I confess…I did not veneer it myself. I did however pay a premium for the sheet material! The panels and frames are all spline joinery.

-- Can't never did nothin' - Grampa Knapp

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#13 posted 11-21-2007 05:32 AM

I really like the proportions and overall design. The taper of the legs and the arched apron create a nice visual lift keeping the appearance light, and painted in white it creates a very crisp look. The opposing angles on the panels outlined by the frame is pleasing, as are the warm tones against the white base.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 11-11-2010 03:51 AM

Good lookin table!!!!

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#15 posted 05-09-2011 05:30 PM

very pleasing to the eye. a job well done.

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