Curvy Veneered Sidetable

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Project by Philip Edwards posted 05-13-2006 07:00 PM 6080 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,

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

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Martin Sojka

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#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!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#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 -

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Philip Edwards

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#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,

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#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!

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#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 -- --

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#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!

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#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)

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#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 “” where I am looked up to.

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

-- Make Dust

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Philip Edwards

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#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

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#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

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Dan M

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#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

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#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."

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

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

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#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.

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

nice job, it really looks great

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

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