Cherry and Curly Maple End Table

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Project by dasnipa posted 10-02-2010 05:12 AM 4325 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the end result of my second woodworking project. Originally, I was planning on making a dining table just like this, but my lumber guy convinced me to start with an end table. I’m glad he did, if only so that i could practice all of the elements and learn what design tweaks/additions I want before having to deal with large pieces of wood (the table is planned to be 72”x41”)

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#1 posted 10-02-2010 05:20 AM

That’s some table. I wonder how much the full size would cost to build? I can only afford veneer, not solid curly. Great post/beautiful project.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 10-02-2010 05:25 AM

Nice table dasnipa, welcome to Lumberjocks. Is that inlay border or a groove? I can’t really tell in the pics.

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#3 posted 10-02-2010 05:27 AM

That’s a nice looking table. If this is only your second project, you’ve got a nice run ahead of you. Keep up the good work!

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#4 posted 10-02-2010 05:33 AM

@mfike its an inlay. I cut it out with my router and a 1/4” straight bit. its about 1/4” deep.

@bradford I’m already working on the full size table… it cost probably around $170. That includes $120 for the maple (i paid a bit extra to get a matched set of wood all from the same tree) and $50 for the cherry. Yeah nice lumber prices here. I really love my lumberyard.

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 08:26 AM

looks good

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#6 posted 10-02-2010 01:09 PM

Looks awesome. This is a great looking end table, and it was only your second project. If you have any close ups of the table top with the inlay, you should post them. Cheers!

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 01:23 PM

That is a very nice table and the wood is beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 03:12 PM

Wow, increadible curly Maple. A dinning table that size will be pretty intense. You are right about the prices. Where are you located?

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 03:22 PM

Gorgeous lumber, and you used it very well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 10-04-2010 02:52 AM

Awesome table. Very nice wood selection. Nice job on the finish as well.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#11 posted 10-04-2010 03:08 AM

Wonderful table for a second effort. super wood too.

-- wood crafting & classes

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