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Project by DerekJ posted 09-17-2016 05:34 PM 1239 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad is building a house up in the Colorado mountains and I wanted to give him something for the house. To avoid one of those “Oh that’s nice but where do I put it” kind of moments, I asked him what they needed for the new place. He asked for an entryway table to put along the wall right inside the front door. I’m very proud of this piece for a few reasons:

1) First time using mortise and tenon joinery (I’d never even tried it until this!)

2) First time doing a decorative inlay

The table is built from walnut using all M&T joints, and the accent wood is sycamore from a local sawyer. This is by far the “finest” piece I’ve ever done, and I’m very pleased with how it turned out – and I learned SO much doing it!

Please provide your feedback so I can continue to improve my skills – I’ve only been a hobbyist woodworker for about a year!

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE





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#1 posted 09-17-2016 06:09 PM

Nice project. I’m sure your Dad will love it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 09-17-2016 06:10 PM

Really nice, not bad for only a year, really like the inlays.

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#3 posted 09-17-2016 06:29 PM

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-17-2016 06:31 PM

Beautiful table, your dad is going to love it. You should be proud. Look at what you’ve made with wood, it’s awesome.

-- Kirk H. -- http://www.kjwoodworking.com

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#5 posted 09-17-2016 06:41 PM

Came out great, Derek. Doing the inlays on the edges of the top is a really good idea. If they were on the top, they’d get covered up with whatever was put on the table. Now they’ll be able to be seen.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 09-17-2016 07:15 PM

Fantastic work Derek.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 09-17-2016 11:55 PM

DerekJ,

Well done. The inlays really catch the eye. It looks to me like a flawless execution of a very nice design. Congratulations!

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#8 posted 09-18-2016 12:13 AM

Derek that is some amazing craftsmanship. Truly an outstanding piece in every aspect!

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#9 posted 09-18-2016 02:27 AM

Very well done, Derek. Nice design and I really like the creativeness with the inlays. Both woods contrast nicely.
I’m sure your Dad will be pleased, to say the least. You’re well on your way toward excellence!

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#10 posted 09-18-2016 02:45 PM

nice job

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#11 posted 09-18-2016 02:55 PM

Love the design, the wood selection and the joints.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#12 posted 09-19-2016 05:37 PM

A nice, classic look!

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#13 posted 09-19-2016 06:26 PM

Wow! Only a year? Now I feel like I’m behind in my skills. Seriously, great work. I love the look of that and love the inlay.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#14 posted 09-19-2016 06:29 PM

Great looking table. Keep up the good work.

-- Jeff, Colorado - sawdust, oh you mean man glitter

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DerekJ

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#15 posted 09-19-2016 08:28 PM

Thank you all for the comments and feedback! I appreciate the support and am looking forward to learning more from the community on future projects! It’s amazing what patience and research will teach :)

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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