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Project by JoshLawson posted 03-06-2010 03:26 PM 1480 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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sras

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#1 posted 03-06-2010 03:57 PM

Very nice! How tall is it?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 03-06-2010 04:18 PM

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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Austin

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#3 posted 03-06-2010 04:21 PM

Very nice and elegant!

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#4 posted 03-06-2010 05:49 PM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 03-06-2010 06:06 PM

That’s an awesome piece. Excellent job!

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#6 posted 03-06-2010 10:18 PM

This is absolutely beautiful. Very fine work!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 03-07-2010 12:23 AM

Dimensions:

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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Budgie

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#8 posted 03-07-2010 09:30 AM

Very nice and light.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 03-08-2010 02:01 AM

nice lines, greta job

-- --RoB, Florida

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#10 posted 03-08-2010 02:08 AM

Great lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 08-18-2011 11:44 PM

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

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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