Side Table

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Project by jeepturner posted 10-16-2010 02:53 PM 1368 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my wife as an occasional sewing bench, and when it wasn’t being used I thought it could function as a side table. She never wanted to use it as a sewing table because she said it was too nice. I almost made this thing from scraps from other projects, except I wasted the last tapered leg. I cut one of the tapers twice as I was cutting the last leg and had to put twenty bucks into it to finish it.

-- Mel,

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#1 posted 10-16-2010 03:07 PM

Very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 10-16-2010 03:18 PM

Very nicely done. Not bad at all for a “scrap” project!

Tell your wife to go ahead and use it as a sewing table when needed, as we made our dining table from fiddleback maple and left the live edge on the end planks along with the odd dips in the surface, as the high figure was hard to plane without having random chips gouge out. Since this is a table to be used everyday I didn’t want to become anxious if there should be a scratch or dent in it. Of course we take some care but life is full of mishaps and allowing them to be “as is” make one’s blood pressure more level! And, minor dents/scratches can be an annual repair. Dining table:

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 10-16-2010 05:57 PM

Great job, I like it!!

-- Bob, Maine"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not". Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 10-16-2010 06:47 PM

I have to agree with your wife- it is too pretty to hide in a sewing room. :) Make her another one. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 10-16-2010 11:06 PM

BEAUTIFUL job my friend.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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