LumberJocks

Curvy Veneered Sidetable

  • Advertise with us
Project by Philip Edwards posted 05-13-2006 07:00 PM 5435 views 16 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought a vacuum bag kit so this is my first attempt at veneering. Being a bit crazy I thought I’d try laminating curved pieces at the same time. Thankfully it came out well. The sides are 3 layers of 6mm MDF and the shelves 2 layers, all veneered with cherry. The top and drawer front are solid cherry and the drawer box is dovetailed poplar.
I finished the piece with lacquer, spraying about 6 coats. After rubbing out it came up well.
The handle is a piece of black walnut and I just whittled away with a knife and rasps until this bowtie shape emerged.
I hope you like it,
Phil

You can see step-by-step photo’s on my website….

http://www.philsville.co.uk/curvedtable.htm





20 comments so far

View Martin Sojka's profile

Martin Sojka

1893 posts in 3157 days


#1 posted 05-15-2006 09:15 AM

I’ve tracked your progress on this project on your blog. The finished sidetable is very eye-catching. Congratulations Phil!

View Mark A. DeCou's profile

Mark A. DeCou

1996 posts in 3090 days


#2 posted 05-15-2006 11:51 PM

I like it. I will check your Blog, to see what steps you took. I like hand-made handles so much better than the run-of-the-mill factory made things. Nice work.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

View Philip Edwards's profile

Philip Edwards

244 posts in 3124 days


#3 posted 05-16-2006 06:22 AM

Thanks, Gents! It came out well (thank goodness)
The weird thing is-I enjoyed making the handle and the top more than the rest of the project.
Thanks again,
Phil

View caocian's profile

caocian

47 posts in 3071 days


#4 posted 05-25-2006 02:04 PM

Very nice piece, Phil. I know what you mean about carving the handle—those creative details are often the most fun part of a project.

Well done!

View scottb's profile

scottb

3648 posts in 3012 days


#5 posted 07-23-2006 05:34 AM

Gorgeous table Phil. I love the lines of the piece.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

View Obi's profile

Obi

2213 posts in 2922 days


#6 posted 10-20-2006 05:03 PM

As much as I hate vaneer, this is an absolutely beautiful piece. Pushing yourself to the limit and vaneering a curved piece must had added to the reward. Great Job!

View PanamaJack's profile

PanamaJack

4473 posts in 2762 days


#7 posted 04-19-2007 06:02 AM

I am envious of you, this is a great job done here. Were you able to vacuum bag the curved items? Looks like that would be a bit hard to do. I love the bow tie.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

View Dollarbill's profile

Dollarbill

91 posts in 2823 days


#8 posted 04-19-2007 06:43 AM

What in the world am I doing on this site with people that have the talent that you and most of the other Jocks have.

I’m going back to “Capt.KangrooDrivesNails.com” where I am looked up to.

I would be embarrased to post any of my work here.

-- Make Dust

View Philip Edwards's profile

Philip Edwards

244 posts in 3124 days


#9 posted 04-19-2007 08:39 AM

Thanks for all your positive comments, Folks. I appreciate it! :)
Panama Jack – I took some photo’s as I made it. Have a look here…
DollarBill – Nah, this site is here to inspire you to get in the ‘shop. Just get stuck in!
Best regards
Phil

View Skee's profile

Skee

84 posts in 2713 days


#10 posted 05-18-2007 03:00 PM

Philip – I am amazed by this piece of “furniture”. Simply awesome work – the curved sides are great!

Thank you for sharing, you are absolutely inspiring me to get into the shop.

-- -- Skee from MN

View Dan M's profile

Dan M

121 posts in 2629 days


#11 posted 11-26-2007 07:49 PM

Thanks to the home page shuffle I ran across this project—absolutely marvelous work

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

View gizmodyne's profile

gizmodyne

1763 posts in 2775 days


#12 posted 01-30-2008 07:38 AM

Looking through the “old posts”. Love this. Simple and classic with a twist.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2559 days


#13 posted 01-30-2008 11:18 AM

I am glad this came out of the archives. Great work.

View Randy's profile

Randy

62 posts in 2358 days


#14 posted 05-07-2008 02:22 PM

Supper design!

-- If you have gone through a whole day without learning something new, you wasted it.

View Woodn88s's profile

Woodn88s

78 posts in 2226 days


#15 posted 10-16-2008 02:41 AM

nice job, it really looks great

-- I want to know Gods thoughts....rest are details "A. Einstein"

showing 1 through 15 of 20 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase