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Project by Darrell Peart posted 12-12-2016 01:29 PM 2036 views 12 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest pet project and hopefully the 1st of many more pet projects to come. Going forward, I plan on shifting more towards teaching, writing, videos, and design work (building what I want to build and not what someone else wants me to build)

I really was not aware of cocktail tables before this. I originally drew this much lower – but it just didn’t work. So I did a google image search for tall tables. The height of a cocktail table was perfect.

The top is all solid wood cut out on my CNC machine. The splines are, by necessity, cut out on the CNC as well.
To accommodate wood movement – the outer portions of the top “floats” – only the inner 4” of spline is glued.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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Charles Maxwell

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#1 posted 12-12-2016 01:46 PM

This is a quality piece of FINE hardwood furniture . . . .what we’ve come to expect from the industry standard bearer for G-n-G . . . Magnificent work! Thanks for sharing . . .

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 01:48 PM

Very nice work, hope we get to se more like it.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 12-12-2016 02:08 PM

looks great

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 03:21 PM

What species of wood is that?

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 03:28 PM

Magnificent, as usual Darrell! I’m glad to hear you’re doing your own thing, even though your commissioned pieces are also breathtaking. I haven’t even made an arched Aurora table yet and you’ve given me something else on my list.

@Jon3 – That appears to be mahogany with ebony pillowed pegs, which is a standard for Darrell’s work.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#6 posted 12-12-2016 03:31 PM

Oh yeah, that is nice. I like the design, a lot.

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#7 posted 12-12-2016 03:36 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#8 posted 12-12-2016 03:38 PM



Very nice work, hope we get to se more like it.

- ChrisK


I have a related piece in the design stage now. I am not sure if I will have time to finish the design and build it before I start my teaching schedule again in Janruary.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#9 posted 12-12-2016 03:39 PM



What species of wood is that?

- Jon3


Its Sapele – which is my default wood these days – although I may be some padouk pieces soon.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#10 posted 12-12-2016 03:45 PM



Magnificent, as usual Darrell! I m glad to hear you re doing your own thing, even though your commissioned pieces are also breathtaking. I haven t even made an arched Aurora table yet and you ve given me something else on my list.

@Jon3 – That appears to be mahogany with ebony pillowed pegs, which is a standard for Darrell s work.

- CaptainSkully

Commission pieces have been good to me over the years, and they often pushed me to do things I did not think I was capable of doing. But the problem with having a backlog of commission work – is that you do not the time to play with designs of your own choosing. For years I have had lots of ideas and not the time to follow through on them. I am still taking in commissions – I just have a couple of younger guys that build them.


Magnificent, as usual Darrell! I m glad to hear you re doing your own thing, even though your commissioned pieces are also breathtaking. I haven t even made an arched Aurora table yet and you ve given me something else on my list.

@Jon3 – That appears to be mahogany with ebony pillowed pegs, which is a standard for Darrell s work.

- CaptainSkully


-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#11 posted 12-12-2016 03:49 PM

very cool design,that top works well with the g&g influences,cant wait to see whats coming.gotta do more with g&g myself your work always inspires me,thanks for sharing darrell.

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

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#12 posted 12-12-2016 03:53 PM

Always a pleasure to see your work Darrell. Another amazing piece! The pet project looks like you will be able to develop your style as you wish.

If I may ask, which CNC do you use?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 12-12-2016 04:20 PM

Absolutely fantastic woodworking elements and craftmanship. G&G elements are realy great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 12-12-2016 04:31 PM



Always a pleasure to see your work Darrell. Another amazing piece! The pet project looks like you will be able to develop your style as you wish.

If I may ask, which CNC do you use?

- sras


Yes – my style is a work in progress. Lots of ideas at this point and not exactly sure they will take me.
My CNC was custom made by Carl Bruce – Bremerton WA. I was able to specify the size and the specs – like twin spindles and over-travel in “X” (so I can clamp vertically and route the ends of stock.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#15 posted 12-12-2016 04:38 PM

Although I’m not a fan of this design spectrum, I always enjoy seeing the work of a fine craftsman.
Thank you Darrell for sharing your talent.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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