Black Acacia Table

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Project by Tom8021 posted 01-07-2010 07:46 PM 3284 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The curve of each leg combines in a fluid motion that makes it seem that the table is ready to jump.

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 07:47 PM

Should I enter this table or the palm tree box in the contest?

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 08:00 PM

Nice table.. that wood really resembles walnut.. nice luster, reflective qualities.
I would enter this table in the contest..

-- Scott, Colorado

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 08:26 PM

Love the table. Nice style…. Not sure if it’s the wood or the legs or both. Either way, nice job on this one.

-- - Michael "Over 300000 species of trees, yet we take the credit for their beauty..."

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 10:49 PM

If you just laminate equal rectangular piece together then cut a taper, you will cut through layers. They show off the layers, sometimes that is cool looking. But mine are tapered before laminating so no layers are exposed. It is a little mind bending, lol. The Acacia is harder and brittle compared to walnut also the color is what I like to call root beer where as walnut is chocolate.

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 07:44 AM

Very nice table. I love the colors of the wood and the legs.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 04:10 PM

Sweet Looking Table! Is the top one piece?

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 01-09-2010 06:14 PM

look like it can colabs if you put anything on it
but I like it very much

thankĀ“s for sharing


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#8 posted 01-09-2010 06:16 PM

this is gorgeous.
I love it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#9 posted 01-09-2010 06:57 PM

It seems many times that sapwood takes away from the appearance of the heartwood. In this case, it isn’t true at all!! The contrast enhances the look. After the legs grab your attention, the top has a flair of it’s own.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#10 posted 01-09-2010 07:19 PM

The top is one piece. The table looks like it might collapse, but it is quite sturdy. The legs make it look like it is standing on it’s tiptoes. I remember when I had glued it up and had a moment of panic because I thought I put them in backwards.

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#11 posted 01-10-2010 06:18 AM

Good work Tom. Boxes are underappreciated so I would definitely enter the table.


-- Jim

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#12 posted 01-11-2010 03:09 AM

beautiful wood and well put together, good luck

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#13 posted 01-16-2010 03:33 AM

Beautiful table. I would say it’s more interesting of a challenge than the palm tree.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#14 posted 03-10-2010 10:11 PM

Love the legs, of course, but the finish is also really nice.

-- --RoB, Florida

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#15 posted 03-19-2010 05:17 AM

nice job on the legs. something difrent

-- Alex

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