I'm getting tired of side tables now.

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Project by LeTurbo posted 03-01-2017 09:23 AM 1129 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’s! My previous project was an ash bed, where the curved sides left me with some long, wedge-shaped leftovers.

I hate waste, so I just organically grew this table: add a bit here, see if it balances, add another bit there …

The legs are ash; the top is hickory that I I had lying around in the shop from years back.

The dowel joints are wedged.

It’s all finished off with a poly-wax, sanded back several times. Finally finished with 220 grit and steel wool, then waxed.

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 03-01-2017 02:29 PM

Cool use of scraps!

Is the top doweled into the base as well? Hard to tell from the photos.

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#2 posted 03-01-2017 07:40 PM

Cool use of scraps!

Is the top doweled into the base as well? Hard to tell from the photos.

- BEWoodworks

Thanks, BEWoodworks! The main joint at the top is a wedged through m&t joint on the upright – the mortise was tricky to cut, being at a slight angle with nothing square to measure from. In truth, it didn’t end up as clean as I’d have liked, but it works. The more angled piece is dowelled into the top.

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#3 posted 03-01-2017 08:29 PM

I bet people stop and stare at it all the time, I would. More than just a table.


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#4 posted 03-02-2017 09:23 AM

Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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