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Project by DraftsmanRick posted 01-14-2010 03:14 AM 4119 views 58 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top is Padauk, frame is Ash, and the legs are ebonized Poplar, hey its what i had at the time lol. The top has great character. In designing this table i wanted something with an asian feel but also something that was a little on the architectural side. I feel i acomplished this with the angular shaped legs and the appearance of a “floating” top. The joinery is mortise and loose tenons, and dovetails at the inside rail onnections. The table measures 46” L X 24” W X 18” T Enjoy

-- Jesus was a carpenter





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SouthpawCA

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 03:25 AM

AWESOME!!! How was it finished?

-- Don

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Rj

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 03:29 AM

I Love it !!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 03:33 AM

Very well done. Love the design.

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 03:38 AM

Cool and wonderful I really like this table. fabulous design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Richard

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 03:41 AM

Nice combination of elements. Has a really sharp look to it. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 03:59 AM

That is beautiful indeed !! I hope the Paduak retains that color for you : ) I recognized the Ash right away but thought the Paduak was something else. At first I was thinking that the top should have more overhang , but that would hide some of the details of your project …Great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 04:00 AM

Very nice!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 01-14-2010 04:07 AM

very well down love the look top does look as if it is floating

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 04:09 AM

Thanks guys! The table is finished with seal-a-cell from general finishes and tung oil. Dusty, i wrestled with the overhang idea myself and it may have increased the Asian feel iif it hung over more but decided i wanted the corners of the top to be “even” with the points on the legs.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 04:13 AM

I noticed that detail and it is a nice one : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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bigike

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#11 posted 01-14-2010 04:18 AM

very very nice table, love the style, the curves, contrasting woods everything.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 01-14-2010 04:47 AM

What a beautiful design & work!!

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#13 posted 01-14-2010 04:54 AM

Sweet!

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#14 posted 01-14-2010 05:18 AM

This looks really great. What are the dimensions of the legs?

-- Jess

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#15 posted 01-14-2010 05:29 AM

This is really nice! I like it a lot.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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