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Project by Gittyup posted 05-21-2017 12:49 PM 1294 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Latest project I’ve been working on slowly for a few months. It’s white oak and walnut with a tung oil finish, then paste waxed. Curved apron wasn’t too hard, but the curved mortises in the legs to exactly fit the apron was a bit tricky.

I’m a little worried that the bottom shelf will expand/contract and pull away from the legs. But I didn’t want to use plywood because the wood color likely would not match the top. The shelf is glued and toe-nailed from the underside.

Fun little project.

-- tel





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#1 posted 05-21-2017 01:48 PM

Nice work a good design.

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#2 posted 05-21-2017 02:09 PM

Beautiful.

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#3 posted 05-21-2017 03:04 PM

Beautifully done!!

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#4 posted 05-21-2017 08:02 PM

Wow, that’s some serious craftsmanship. Love the curve

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#5 posted 05-21-2017 10:35 PM

Really a beautiful piece. Proportions, color, details, all very graceful. Classic & contemporary at the same time.

Michael

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#6 posted 05-21-2017 10:41 PM

Did you steam bend the walnut apron, or veneer it around a base plate?

Michael

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#7 posted 05-22-2017 02:49 AM

Michael,

I used 1/8” veneers that I cut on a bandsaw. Clamped and glued around an MDF form.

-- tel

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#8 posted 05-23-2017 05:33 AM

Yes I really like this sir.

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#9 posted 05-23-2017 05:36 AM

I added this to my favorites.

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#10 posted 05-23-2017 05:28 PM

This is a beautiful table. Congratulations.

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#11 posted 05-24-2017 10:18 AM

Good looking table…. Very nice.

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#12 posted 05-24-2017 05:39 PM

Nice table; love the design and your execution. I think you could have fastened the bottom shelf to the front legs and set the back into a groove free or maybe with a slotted bracket below the shelf to allow the shelf to expand/contract freely.

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