Entryway table

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Project by FLBert posted 08-23-2016 06:13 PM 719 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My parents 50th anniversary was coming up so I decided to make them this entryway table to go in the house they’re remodeling. My inspiration came from a couple of tables. One was a curved leg table in my home; the other was the end table Marc Spagnuolo made a few years back. I really like the combo of the walnut base with the curly/tiger maple top. I cut the legs out on the band saw (8/4 walnut milled to about 6/4), started the rounding on the router table (just to hog out some wood) then move on to hand rasps, then to files, and finally sandpaper and card scrapers to round over and blend the legs with the stretchers. I tried my hand at the floating top and think it turned out well. Used 3 screws per side (fixed centers and sloted exterior) to hold down the top (curly maple- 4/4 milled down to about 3/4). I finished it with General Finishes Arm-r-seal in semi gloss. I’d never used it before but really liked it. Pretty similar to homemade danish oils I’ve used, but the sheen seems a little closer to the wood (might just be in my mind) giving the wood a nice oil rubbed look- not too thick.
Anyways, the most important thing was they really liked it.

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 06:38 PM

I love the “Maloof-esque” joints, the pictures show how dedicated you were to getting perfection.

Great work!

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 07:25 PM

Very striking—beautiful work!

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 07:36 PM

Spliter- I want to “attempt” a Maloof rocker one of these days. Man those things look good to me. I think this was a good warm up to it. Still some areas I need to practice some skills on before jumping on one though…

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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Ron Aylor

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 10:07 PM

Nice work … love the floating top … and the finish is impeccable!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 11:57 PM

Superb combo of woods and the craftsmanship beats all

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 12:06 AM

A wonderful wood selection and contrast. Your design is one of a kind, very interesting.

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#7 posted 08-24-2016 01:40 AM

Looks great and I can tell it would have a great feel to it!

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

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#8 posted 08-24-2016 03:40 PM

Such clean and flowing lines… beautiful

-- Floyd - Harrison Arkansas

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#9 posted 08-24-2016 04:54 PM

Very beautiful table with great joinery. Your parents will love it!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#10 posted 08-24-2016 06:27 PM

man that design works for me,nice job on the joinery and finish also,great job.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 08-25-2016 02:11 AM

Excellent table!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 08-27-2016 02:30 AM

Nice job!

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#13 posted 10-26-2016 12:29 AM

I love the design and finish. Great job !

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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