Pedestal Table

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Project by JoshLawson posted 1636 days ago 1475 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this pedestal table using Red Oak and Hard Maple. I painted the hard maple (it kills me to paint nice wood!) to match the high gloss sheen of my wife’s piano. It pulls the room together with the legs matching the trim in my house and the black gloss matching the piano.

The legs are an epoxied bent lamination. I made the form for the legs out of MDF and has two different radii so that the desired height and width were met. The lower circle support (painted black) is also a bent lamination of very thin Oak strips. The lower circle really pushed the limits of how tight a curve you can bend wood. After forming the curve I cut it into three equal pieces and joined it to the legs using very small mortise and tenon joints.

Hope you like it!

-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa

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#1 posted 1636 days ago

Very nice! How tall is it?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1636 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Clean, simple and elegant lines in perfect proportions.

I’ve never done anything with bent wood. This gives me a great reason to try.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 1636 days ago

Very nice and elegant!

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#4 posted 1636 days ago

This is a wonderful design Josh and clean build. Just a big smile to the Eye.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1636 days ago

That’s an awesome piece. Excellent job!

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#6 posted 1636 days ago

This is absolutely beautiful. Very fine work!


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#7 posted 1636 days ago


Diameter: 14.5″

Height: 34.5″

I was surprised how easy it was to do the bent lamination once I actually got started.

-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa

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#8 posted 1635 days ago

Very nice and light.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY,

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#9 posted 1635 days ago

nice lines, greta job

-- --RoB, Florida

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#10 posted 1635 days ago

Great lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 1106 days ago

I’m a fan of bendy and sleek designs. So painted top or not, this came out really cool.

-- Brian Timmons -

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