The Breakout Endtable

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Project by doorslammer posted 10-09-2010 01:54 AM 2799 views 30 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an end table I completed earlier this summer and failed to post for one reason or another. The legs and top are made with some really nice walnut and the drawer box, as I’m calling it, is cherry. The drawer box is floating between the legs on copper standoffs with a 1/4-20 machine screw going from inside the box into threaded inserts in the legs. The top is floating on trapezoidal supports with walnut and cherry laminations. The drawer itself has hand cut dovetails and a bevel edged solid wood bottom. This project took me several months to complete and was definitely a lesson in recovery. I made a few mistakes during the process but I’m not telling what they are!

I will be showing this piece in a local art show here in early November.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#1 posted 10-09-2010 02:03 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 10-09-2010 02:05 AM

Beautiful, I like it a lot.

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#3 posted 10-09-2010 02:21 AM

That is a nice design concept! Original and well thought out. Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 10-09-2010 02:23 AM

Cool table Aaron

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#5 posted 10-09-2010 02:50 AM

Very cool design. great job.

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#6 posted 10-09-2010 02:55 AM

That is badass! I love it!

-- Childress Woodworks

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#7 posted 10-09-2010 03:02 AM

thats really great! awesome design and a great attention to detail! thanks for posting! ( i like the addition of the metal spacers!)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 10-09-2010 03:45 AM

Absolutely LOVE IT!

-- Darrell B.

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#9 posted 10-09-2010 04:04 AM

Great open feeling and use of contrasting materials. I especially like the box suspension. Really nice.

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#10 posted 10-09-2010 05:36 AM

Very nice!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#11 posted 10-09-2010 06:55 AM

cool design, well done! I like the “floating” drawer.

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#12 posted 10-09-2010 07:28 AM

Back for my second look, and I still like it bunches!

-- Darrell B.

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#13 posted 10-09-2010 11:45 AM

how do i say it…handsome or beautiful?..ahhh its an awesome project, congrats.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#14 posted 10-09-2010 11:45 AM

Beautiful table, unique design and fine workmanship.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 10-09-2010 01:51 PM

Very nice table. I like many types joinery being used for the piece.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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