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Sapele folding table (video how-to)

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 08-07-2017 08:27 PM 1000 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based on a You Tube video by Ron Walters, I made this folding Tray Table big enough for two people.
It is made out of Sapele which is expensive but so beautiful.
I made it heavy and thick to endure through time, and expanded the original plans for a larger model.
The dimensions are 22” deep, 36” wide and about 30” high.
The finish was linseed oil and spray shellac.
(don’t mind the broom stick it’s leaning against in the second picture..haha)
Here is the link to Ron’s video on how to make it:
(Thanks Ron)
https://youtu.be/5j4wZfkz8CA

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 08-07-2017 08:39 PM

Nice job!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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lew

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#2 posted 08-07-2017 08:48 PM

That’s a beauty, Eric!

Sapele is a beautiful wood!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 08-07-2017 08:59 PM

Nice work, great looking wood. Great idea to expand the dimensons for an extra table when needed.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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LesB

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#4 posted 08-07-2017 09:08 PM

Great variation of a popular table design. The wood is a great choice.
I have made this design in a Childs stool up to card table size.
One very small suggestion to improve the appearance. Install the screws for the stretchers from the under side of the legs into the stretcher and they won’t show. If you counter sink them you can even cover them with a matching wood plug. The only problem I have found with the latter procedure is that if you need to tighten the screws at a later date you will have to drill out the plugs.
There was a fellow in Eugene OR who made these and every Fall he sold all he could make to incoming U of O college students for their dorm rooms.

-- Les B, Oregon

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 08-07-2017 09:32 PM

Outstanding job buddy

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 08-08-2017 01:36 AM

I love it Eric! Really cool table.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 08-08-2017 01:51 PM

This is a beautiful table and I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bricofleur

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#8 posted 08-08-2017 03:46 PM

You made another lovely table my friend. From here the wood grain looks awesome. Good choice to use linseed oil since it makes the wood grain pop out at once.

This is great inspiration.

Best,
Serge

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 08-09-2017 12:48 AM

Eric , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-09-2017 04:42 PM

Very nice, Eric!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mafe

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#11 posted 08-22-2017 11:58 PM

Nice job, what wonderful wood.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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ronstar

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#12 posted 12-21-2017 05:03 AM

Awesome table!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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