Small Curved Table

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Project by lots2learn posted 1646 days ago 1943 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is made of Walnut. It was built using bent lamination for the curved front, mortise tenons, and rabbets. This was my first attempt at bent lamination. I was stuck half way through the build when I realized the curved front didn’t have square angles to cut the joinery and it couldn’t safely be run through my machinery. For the first time I had to hand cut my joinery. I learned a lot from this build and it gave me an excuse to buy some hand tools I have been wanting.


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#1 posted 1646 days ago

thats a beautiful piece! what is the finish?

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#2 posted 1646 days ago

Great job, I am sure the tool purchase was well worth it. Nice design.

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#3 posted 1646 days ago

I really like this design a great build and a special table.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1645 days ago

Great results on this table… I like the way you transferred the profile of the top piece down to the shelf… very nice build..

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#5 posted 1645 days ago

Nice table! How did you attach the bottom shelf to the legs?


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#6 posted 1645 days ago

Thanks guys. I finished it with General Finishes seal-a-cell and arm-r-seal. The bottom shelf fits into rabbets that are the thickness of the shelf with some dowels for additional support and alignment help.


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#7 posted 1643 days ago

very nice, the shape gives the appearance that the table is huggng the wall

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#8 posted 1643 days ago

Don’t you love it when the project “forces” us to use hand tools! Great design, beautifully executed.

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