Small round table, Maple and Cherry.

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Project by Dusty posted 12-02-2007 06:02 PM 2341 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another simple example of a “mixed wood table” using maple and cherry woods.

Obviously, this style isn’t for every one nor would it mix well with most other furniture.

I Have found in the right context and room, such as the movie theater my home “This Old Crack House” it serves not only as a functional piece but as a conversation piece.

This small table measures 29 inches tall and has a 19 inch round top.

Cherry with maple strips are inlayed to make the top.

An solid 1/4 inch maple strip was bent around the round top to cover the end grain on the top thus enhancing a finished look.

The stain is done in a simple natural , and has several finish coats applied.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 06:12 PM

It’s a nice design, Dusty. I like the top. I agree that this table is easier to appreciate than it would be to find a home for it, but I like it’s overall look and it’s contrasting woods.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 07:05 PM


Bingo, your right one with that comment.

I do find that there is a niche place and market for these types of pieces that work well in say dead corners in halls, or rooms with small areas that have no style of definite type of theme for the decor.

Because every piece I built I used scrape left over from other projects I not only saved money but was able to sell several pieces making good use of all the wood scraps at the time.

Waste and wood in the same sentence is not a good thing to me.

-- Dusty

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 08:06 PM

Waste and wood in the same sentence is not a good thing to me.

Unless “using” is included. Fabulous table Dusty.

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 09:04 PM

Another nice cafe table Dusty.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 12-03-2007 05:25 AM

The strip around the top is a nice touch. Great idea. How did you apply it?

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#6 posted 12-03-2007 05:54 PM


I cut strips no more than 1/8 inch thick. I thne take my time and tack one end with small brad nail.

I have applied glue to both the top and stri[ and bend arount the top and secure with a band clamp and let dry.

The trick is to have blemish and knot free strips with no flaws.

Works well and looks very nice.

-- Dusty

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#7 posted 12-03-2007 10:38 PM

I love contrasting wood, it just highlights everything about the craft.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Mark A. DeCou

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#8 posted 12-13-2007 11:07 AM

I personally feel that if it is a “Dusty” piece, it will be appropriate wherever it is placed. Great work dude.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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