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Project by OrvsR4me posted 02-14-2017 04:25 AM 1487 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first posted project. If you guys like it, I’ve got plenty more I can contribute. I just finished this one up to go with several more Art Deco pieces.

This table has a reversible top with storage underneath for chips, cards, and games.
The top is veneered with Mahogany with Walnut border and Maple, zebrawood, and Wenge inlay over MDF. Poker speed cloth on the flip side. Surrounded with quilted soft maple.
It also has built in drink holders on top of the legs with cork inserts.
The main construction is mahogany with maple trim and steel rod accents on the legs for interest and durability.

-- Small minds talk about people. Average minds talk about events. Great minds talk about ideas.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 02-14-2017 05:46 AM

Beautiful work, it’s realy piece of art! Legs are magnificant and top inlay looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Stephen Fox

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#2 posted 02-14-2017 11:37 AM

Craftsmanship, functionality, design, and for a lack of a better word art, this piece has it all in spades so to speak. I would like to see more.

-- Stephen NYS

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Scott Oldre

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#3 posted 02-14-2017 12:54 PM

I love it, but my eye immediately goes to the junction between the top and bottom of the legs, and the amount of connecting material. For a game table, I’d be afraid to have this in a home with teenagers stressing those joints. The joint appears weak to me. Again, I absolutely love the aesthetics of it and it’s uniqueness. Never seen anything like it before.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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Valete

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#4 posted 02-14-2017 01:12 PM

Beautiful piece.

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OrvsR4me

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#5 posted 02-14-2017 03:04 PM

Thanks for the complements guys.
I will post other projects soon.
I wanted minimal height in the cup holder but it needed to actually fit a glass of wine or a beer bottle.

Scott-I had concerns and beef-up plans for the legs as well if they turned out to be not solid. They are actually quite solid. I have 16 and 18 year old sons and do not have any worries. (Of course, I have spend those years teaching them to be respectful while enjoying life.) A bunch of 16 year-olds initiated the table and said it was great.

I wanted the table to be shorter but the chairs that we bought (in shame-says the maker) we only available in 26” or taller. So we’ll see how it goes.

-- Small minds talk about people. Average minds talk about events. Great minds talk about ideas.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 02-14-2017 04:19 PM

This is a very creative and unusual table.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-14-2017 04:23 PM

looks beautiful

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#8 posted 02-14-2017 05:36 PM

Love it! Thanks for posting. The cup holders are ingenious. Looking forward to future contributions.

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

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Sunburned

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#9 posted 02-15-2017 02:14 AM

Second on what Skully said. the cup holders are totally unique. Love em.

-- Woodworking Forever

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Rayne

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#10 posted 02-15-2017 05:23 AM

That is a beautiful piece!

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pottz

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#11 posted 02-15-2017 03:15 PM

wow that is one of the coolest unique designs ive seen,i love your legs and cup holder idea.as far as showing us more what are you waiting for?your work is incredible.

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

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Roorider

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#12 posted 02-15-2017 07:52 PM

Very neat adaptation. Looks like the oprigin may be this plan in Wood. http://www.woodstore.net/plans/furniture/tables/1675-Game-Table.html

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OrvsR4me

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#13 posted 02-15-2017 11:38 PM

Thanks guys. The cup holders seem to be a great idea and a favorite part for many. Although there is not a single part in this project that isn’t modified, the initial idea is absolutely from Wood magazine about 11 years ago. I can not take credit for that. But what has anyone ever built that didn’t have some influence from something else? That is some impressive sloothing greenhorn! Can’t wait to see who you throw under the bus in your next 3 hours!

-- Small minds talk about people. Average minds talk about events. Great minds talk about ideas.

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pottz

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#14 posted 02-16-2017 12:53 AM

i agree we all get our ideas and inspiration from from others,its what we do with them that makes it ours.your table is a few notches above the wood store version id say.i dont think it takes away anything.

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

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