A table for two

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Project by Neightdogg posted 02-13-2010 05:05 PM 1480 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LumberJocks,
This is my first project, a much needed table for my wife and I in our apartment. I milled the wood from a cypress tree that was down in my parent’s back yard for who knows how long. My next project will have to be a work bench after much of the work for this table was done sitting on the floor with hand tools, while my dog laid next to me wishing she could help. Some mistakes were made with measurements along the way, but its funny how the mistakes moved me towards a design that I am very pleased with(originally I had planned for the 45 degree angles to be facing in on the table, but I cut the boards too short). My wife was a good sport about the saw dust and hand plane shavings on the floor, and we are now so happy that we wont have to sit on the couch with plates in our lap every meal.


-- Nathan

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#1 posted 02-13-2010 05:19 PM

Nicely Done!

I really like the corner/leg transition.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-13-2010 05:24 PM

Very nice first project.. Your first project is one you will always remember.Keep up the good work. My first project was a set of cypress bookends that I made in 1955.

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#3 posted 02-13-2010 05:33 PM

This is a really unique table.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 02-13-2010 07:42 PM

Fun table, great first project.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 04:34 PM

Your table is very meaningful compared to a store bought one or one made by a builder that just needs to hammer one out for somebody else. I also like your design.
Congrats on your first one

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