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Project by AM90 posted 11-24-2007 12:57 PM 1664 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is my 1st posting here (and my 3rd wood working project so far).

I used American walnut.
The dimensions are 105×105x40cm.
The joinery is mainly using biscuits.
I finished by spraying polyurethane shellac with 15% shine.


-- Avihai.M, Israel

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#1 posted 11-24-2007 01:16 PM

A very nice piece. I like the clean lines. Thanks for the post.
Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#2 posted 11-24-2007 01:25 PM

the edges are all so soft and smooth. I love the lines of the legs/edges and the diagonal of the top. SWeet.
and the drawer—- it was a surprise when I got to the last picture. NICE NICE NICE

(Welcome to LJ)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 11-24-2007 01:29 PM

Wow, this is very nice. I like the rounded edges where the legs join the top, looks like you angle cut the boards for the top, and I love the way you laid out the grain pattern on it. Are my eyes playing tricks on me or do you have a finger joint on the right hand corner and a butt joint on the left? Either way it’s a fantastic table, thanks for sharing it.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#4 posted 11-24-2007 03:10 PM

The first thing I noticed was that the grain is offset on the top. Whether this was a cutting mistake or planned, it really gives this table some character. Very nice. And yeah, what’s with the variety of joints? Are you trying to see if anyone notices? Just adds to the character! Or maybe it’s just the wat the grain runs huh?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 11-24-2007 03:28 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Regarding the joinery:
That is a butt joint. There is a strange discoloration in the right section that is giving the appearance of a finger joint. I noticed it only after spraying the piece.

Regarding the diagonal top:
That was intentional, after laying out the boards and choosing grain pattern, I took the last board, sliced it diagonally and placed the pieces on the different sides of the table top giving a parallel boarder lines and a diagonal pattern.

-- Avihai.M, Israel

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#6 posted 11-24-2007 04:25 PM

Beautiful table. I had to look twice at the joint myself. I really like the offset end boards, its a great idea. It draws your eyes to the table top itself.

-- Andy Stark

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#7 posted 11-24-2007 05:57 PM

thats very nice i especially like the transition jionery tween the leg/top very sharp
wish my third piece looked that good

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

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Damian Penney

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#8 posted 11-24-2007 11:32 PM

Top notch work, and welcome to LJ.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#9 posted 11-24-2007 11:35 PM

I agree with everyone else, an exceptional table. The offset top really gives it a contemporary flare as well as character. I might just have to steal that idea. ;)

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#10 posted 11-25-2007 12:27 AM

Beautiful job. I like the offset lines on the top, really adds to the piece.

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

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#11 posted 11-25-2007 05:10 AM

i just love this table ! the top design is out of the box and i think its great . you also did a great job on your first post ! and if thats your third project well you fooled me looked like seasoned work to me great job ! heck my third project didnt even burn very well !

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#12 posted 11-25-2007 05:21 AM

The ‘jocks above have said it all. Welcome to LJs.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 11-25-2007 05:34 AM

This is a really nice design and it looks like great craftsmanship too. I am a fan of the modern aesthetic.


-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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dennis mitchell

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#14 posted 11-25-2007 05:51 AM

Nice work. I’m a little worried about the wood expansion with the cap on the end grain, but the look in stunning.

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#15 posted 11-25-2007 10:35 AM

Beautiful table. I like the top and the simple joints. Your work is a welcome addition here.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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