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Project by iminmyshop posted 09-30-2016 04:53 PM 1078 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This side table has a curved, floating, maple top and tapered cherry legs. The joinery is traditional mortise and tenon. The challenge for this piece was getting the dimensions right. Too thick and it would look clunky. Too thin and the legs would look spindly.

http://www.alansfinewoodworking.com/





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 09-30-2016 05:28 PM

Very pretty and the proportions came out exactly as they should. Beautiful work!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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bobasaurus

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#2 posted 09-30-2016 07:17 PM

Nice work. How is the top attached?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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EarlS

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#3 posted 09-30-2016 07:32 PM

Very elegant. I think you nailed the proportions and wood selection. I especially like the look of the notches in the top for the legs to come through.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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observer100

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#4 posted 09-30-2016 08:34 PM

Looks great! It will get people’s attention immediately.

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#5 posted 09-30-2016 08:43 PM

Very nice work.

-- 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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#6 posted 09-30-2016 09:21 PM

Doesn’t suck

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#7 posted 10-01-2016 10:03 AM

well done

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david38

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#8 posted 10-01-2016 01:41 PM

beautiful table

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woodworm

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#9 posted 10-01-2016 02:15 PM

cool project…love it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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iminmyshop

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#10 posted 10-01-2016 03:35 PM

I really appreciate all the kind comments

The top was screwed to the center of the crossbars. The center of the top is rift sawn and therefore will only minimally expand/contract with humidity changes. If it were flat sawn in that area, movement would have to be accommodated. To be sure you could ovalize the holes in the cross bars but that didn’t seem necessary here. Time will tell if I was right.

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CrazyRussianWoodShop

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#11 posted 10-01-2016 03:51 PM

Nice!

-- Michael Makarevich (CrazyRussianWoodShop): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNOkVS7B5_6A3GgNq7TtrQ

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SteveGaskins

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#12 posted 10-02-2016 12:58 AM

I’m late for this show, but I find this table absolutely stunning. Beautiful design and craftsmanship. Nice website, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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pottz

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#13 posted 10-03-2016 03:25 AM

i think you hit the nail on the head my friend,excellent work.

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

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