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Project by tedpower posted 1543 days ago 2732 views 14 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an assignment at school the requirements were to have tapered legs and a veneered top (i made a smaller veneered top to suit the assignment but put the solid one on to take it home) it also had to have a drawer. instead of building the project they had for us to build i brought in this design i found in a fine woodworking and altered it so it would have a drawer.
a couple of firsts for me on this one, i had to make a taper jig for the planer to suit the length of my legs, make a drawer, i cut a hole in the front and made a router template to clean it up for the drawer opening and it was the first time i stained anything. We are fortunate enough to have a fully equipped spray booth so spray lacquer was the finish.
this was my first big project. we made smaller tables and stools but this one kept e busy for a few weeks worth of classes.
The top is cherry, it`s the one board i cut in the middle and joined together, and the base is oak with an ebony stain.the drawer is Baltic birch plywood.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1543 days ago

Cool design and very well done

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#2 posted 1543 days ago

Very nice. I like the design and the quality workmanship.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 1543 days ago

Beautiful table , you should be very proud as I’m sure you are. Thanks for sharing and keep the projects coming.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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Kate

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#4 posted 1543 days ago

nicely done

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#5 posted 1543 days ago

Beautiful looking design and good craftsmanship. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#6 posted 1543 days ago

Nice piece. I really like it

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woodism

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#7 posted 1543 days ago

Nice piece, if I could make a suggestion, instead of cutting the drawer space out, you can rip the top and bottom off that rail, cut the drawer face out and rejoin them with near zero clearance. The glue lines are nearly invisible and you would have continuous grain pattern across that face. Your work looks really clean, hope to see more of it!

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#8 posted 1543 days ago

Very Nice Table Ted.

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#9 posted 1543 days ago

You should be proud of this for two reasons.

1. You have attempted and succeeded at furniture joinery and draw making at an early stage in your woodworking career and completed a professional looking project.

2. The photography is first class, if a little minimalist. The latter is a question of taste and this, obviously, varies with location and fashion.

Very well done and I look forward to more posts from you in the future

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Div

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#10 posted 1543 days ago

I like! Nice work. welcome to LJ’s.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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EternalDesign

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#11 posted 1542 days ago

I like it too!

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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tedpower

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#12 posted 1542 days ago

Thanks for the great comments and the suggestions i really do appreciate it.

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Jonathan

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#13 posted 1542 days ago

What a great table!

I am trying to figure out the drawer front… did you flip it over, or was it cut from a different section of the board?

I really like the floating top, with the chamfered edge.

Keep posting your projects and welcome to LJs!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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tedpower

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#14 posted 1542 days ago

Johnathon,
the drawer front came from the end of one of the boards. thanks for the kind words!

woodism,
that was an option we looked at, i chose the router instead because i had to cut tenons on the ends and dadoes right next to the drawer opening for web frames,i felt this was a better way to retain more surface area during cutting joinery. don`t know if it would have made a difference but at that point i was more comfortable going this route. that being said if i had to do it over i would do as you suggested.way less clean up wit the chisel.

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