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Project by tcarswell posted 04-08-2017 06:34 PM 532 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My house is pretty packed with my projects at the moment. So in now doing some projects for my office at my shop. This is the first one. It’s solid bubinga i dug up from my stash with all mortise and tenon construction. It’s very solid. It’s intended use is to take messages /write up tags maybe laptop work. The top is nicely figured and bookmatched solid bubinga . The drawer pull is cut from a Cocobolo crotch. And the drawer is all solid bubinga with a figured black walnut drawer bottom.

Follow along as I upgrade from my staples furniture :) thanks for looking

Tcarswell

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)





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#1 posted 04-09-2017 12:05 AM

Lovely designed table. Executed very well !

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#2 posted 04-09-2017 12:34 AM

Gorgeous desk. Beautiful chunk of bubinga.

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#3 posted 04-09-2017 12:53 AM

Would love to see better pics and close ups of the leg details. Good job.

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#4 posted 04-09-2017 07:39 AM

https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/oo4t5f3.jpg!

Here’s a pic of the feet the center post has a tenon on both ends. The center stretcher gets half lapped across the tenon /mortise on top then they all get screwed together. I’ll snap a pic when I’m at work Monday

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#5 posted 04-09-2017 07:58 AM

Thanks, looks like you cut them from a single piece?

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#6 posted 04-09-2017 12:41 PM

A little Shaker action going on there … good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 04-09-2017 02:36 PM

Oh, such a beautiful looking top!

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#8 posted 04-09-2017 05:48 PM

Nice. Very Shaker. They were on to something.

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#9 posted 04-09-2017 06:46 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 04-09-2017 07:01 PM

Yep its a shaker style and the legs were all cut from the same wide piece of bubinga I think I did a good job of hiding the loose tenons in the feet to avoid the obvious short grain . I had a 100 bd ft stash of this bubinga and thought why not break into it .but sadly since i started this project bubinga is cites listed so I’m pretty sure I won’t have enough to do my whole 3 person office with the remaining 80 bd ft. I’ll be doing a bubinga krenov cabinet and possibly a low back chair with the remainder for the office. I’m currently working on a bookmatched bastogne walnut slab table for our conference table :)

PS I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t give the design credit to the shakers or the great Glenn Huey for his adaptation that I borrowed from in my original post.

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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#11 posted 04-09-2017 07:28 PM

The short grain situation is what I was curious about. I built mine from a drawing in a book and made the feet from 2 pieces but a loose tenon sounds a lot easier.

I changed the edge profile at the last minute and wish I hadn’t. I’ve even considered going back and cutting it off and living with a slightly smaller top. Also I never made the drawer on mine but after seeing yours I’m going to go back and make one.

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-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 04-09-2017 11:38 PM

Oh thanks for sharing ! Yeah I had recently done the maloof spider table so I was in a sort of loose tenon mode for the feet. Mine is from a book on shaker furniture I can find it if anyone is curious. Glenn Huey made his with beautiful figured cherry and dyed it.

-- Nothing worth doing is easy ! (or simple)

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