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Russet End Table

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Project by Remi posted 1571 days ago 1532 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood is hard maple, the metal is aluminum. The piece is constructed by using internal dowels to align the wood slats and aluminum pieces, and a series of internal tension rods fastening to blind nut inserts inside of the front strips to keep everything together.

The Finish is, Russet Amber water aniline dye and several coats of clear varnish.





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 1571 days ago

Different is nice : ) Good job and a nice finish !

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#2 posted 1571 days ago

cool design

Dennis

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#3 posted 1571 days ago

wow…reallly excellent design…anodizing the aluminum could be done as well…different colors…etc…well, yes, it is beautiful as it is.

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#4 posted 1571 days ago

NEAT DESIGN

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 1571 days ago

Very cool!

I know some people prefer all wood, but I really like this combination, along with the design itself. I think the wood and aluminum compliment each other nicely. I like how the chamfered edge leads down to the aluminum.

Well done!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Remi

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#6 posted 1571 days ago

Wow, thank you everyone for the great comments.

I have included one more photo of the same design but in natural maple finish.

Also, any constructive criticism is welcome :)

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 1571 days ago

It’s funny that you posted one in natural maple, as I was just thinking someone could modify the design to use maple in place of the aluminum if they wanted to use all wood (other than maybe hardware), to gain a similar contrasting element.

Also, welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 1571 days ago

Nice work.

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#9 posted 1571 days ago

Very unique design. Great job.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 1571 days ago

Very nice table and a creative use of wood and metal… So many remotes !

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izaac

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#11 posted 1571 days ago

very nice!!!

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#12 posted 1570 days ago

Nice job. Very unique. Any chance you took pictures in process? I’d really like to look at the joinery. (Which by the way, you hid expertly)

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#13 posted 1570 days ago

This is an awesome table. I too would love to see the process. I think that the anodization idea is wonderful. I am one who loves the look of clean design.

-- Anna-Catherine

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Remi

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#14 posted 1570 days ago

Thank you again.

Unfortunately I did not take in process photos, but I will next time I build one of these.

It’s basically a lot of quality time spent with the drill press.
Each aluminum piece is drilled with 1/4” holes for alignment dowels and 3/8” holes for tension rods.
All of the wood pieces have 1/4” holes for dowels, the dowels go in one piece of wood, through the metal strip and into the next piece of wood (no glue).
The front 3 pieces of wood get 3/8” holes that receive a threaded nut insert.
The remainder of the wood pieces get 3/8” holes all the way through each piece and aligned with the front not insert.
When everything is finished, I cut 1/4” threaded rod the depth of the table, then the threaded rod gets inserted through the back, through all of the wood pieces and metal strips and gets threaded into the nut inserts, then a cap screw is inserted on the back of the threaded rod and everything gets tightened up

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