"flowing river" end table

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Project by phillip butler posted 09-13-2016 07:43 PM 333 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sycamore table is 42” X 16” and stands 23” high on a red oak base I freehand designed.
Used a Foredom carver and handheld router to make the recesses for a river and a couple of other ponds in the top. a colored crushed glass called FRIT was placed in the grooves, stabilized with superglue then everything covered with epoxy. Not very fond of the way this piece turned out; legs and top don’t compliment one another. but it was an interesting process and the turquoise colors make it unique. someone will think its pretty ????

-- phil, nevada

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-13-2016 08:51 PM

That is a very cool table, Phillip. The top is the main attractions. You could always make new legs.. maybe rustic. Some times if you strip the bark off branches and leave that outer surface, they make great legs. One suggestion would be to spread the legs out wider for more support in case something heavy is placed near the end.

cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 09-13-2016 08:59 PM

i like your table top but i gotta say i agree with you on those legs phil they just dont work,but hey try something else,i have a coffee table that went through 3 redesigns before i had what i liked,dont give up on it.

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

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phillip butler

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#3 posted 09-15-2016 03:47 PM

Thanks Jim and Pottz- I will take your suggestions and redo the legs

-- phil, nevada

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#4 posted 09-22-2016 12:08 AM

WowZa!! That’s way cool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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