Tapered leg table

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Project by chrisstef posted 02-26-2017 10:18 PM 1364 views 6 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First things first, a shout out to todd clippanger’s blog which provided me with the dimensions for this table.

The top is figured cherry and the legs are sapele. Joinery is hand cut mortise and tenon. Final finish was dye, thinned blo, shellac and arm r seal.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#1 posted 02-26-2017 10:23 PM

Man Stef, that thing looks great. Perfect fit for that spot, too

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 10:36 PM

I love the simplicity of the design,and the wood selection is beautiful.very nice work stef.

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

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 11:42 PM

Wow, stef. Beautiful table. I’d forgotten you actually knew how to use that shop and workbench. :-)

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 02-26-2017 11:44 PM

Yabba Dabba Doo!..... er….. ahem…. Very nicely done Chris.

That grain really popped and I do like the table proportions.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 11:52 PM

Beautiful table—simple, tasteful, and elegant!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 02-26-2017 11:54 PM

Oh yeah, that is really nice.

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#7 posted 02-27-2017 12:10 AM

That’s beautiful man.

Like most things about you, I have a hall table fetish.

Did you post on how you tapered the legs.


-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#8 posted 02-27-2017 12:21 AM

That is one fine table, perfect for area

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#9 posted 02-27-2017 12:22 AM

Lol lys. Youre a beauty. No post on the taper but the inside 2 faces go from 1 5/8” down to 3/4”. Cut on the bandsaw and cleaned up with planes.

Much thanks for all the comments gang.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#10 posted 02-27-2017 12:24 AM

Great looking finish! Nice work stef.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#11 posted 02-27-2017 01:41 AM

I’m a big fan of cherry, but now I’m a BIGGER fan of dyed cherry.
What dye did you use? Or is that a secret?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#12 posted 02-27-2017 01:56 AM

No secrets here john. It was early american maple mixed light. That was sanded back quite a bit then it was a coat of thinned blo, spit coat of shellac and 4 coats of arm r seal.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#13 posted 02-27-2017 02:08 AM

Good job Stef

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#14 posted 02-27-2017 02:47 AM

friggin’ elegant, dude.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#15 posted 02-27-2017 03:31 AM

Very classy there sir. Looks great !

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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