Pre LJ's Project #1- Small Oak Folding Table

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Project by littlecope posted 10-26-2010 09:31 PM 1902 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this one day about seven years ago, a scaled down version of it’s larger cousin.
I had the larger, pine one for about 30 years… bought it off of a friend who had picked it up at a yard sale. It’s seen a lot of camping trips and barbecues, held TV’s, and generally proved itself useful…
I wanted a smaller one, chair height, and made from some “nicer” hard wood… had some Oak… and there you have it!!
It has shown up in a few places on these pages before, but it occurred to me that I had never posted it as a project… until today… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 09:35 PM

Nice compact table, Mike. Is there a blog of its construction anywhere?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 09:43 PM

Thanks Martyn, but sorry, no blog, this was Pre-Lumberjocks… Regrettably, I never took pix back in those days… I didn’t think anybody would ever be interested!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 09:58 PM

Very nice looking table, Mike.
The top looks like it has some heft to it… not like those cheap Walmart types!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 10:09 PM

Nice little fellow, also nice to rest the legs.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 10-26-2010 10:10 PM

Well done Mike.

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 10:14 PM

Way to go Mike!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 10:15 PM

Hello Little…. lol…... i am intrigued with the table… very nice I must say..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 11:19 PM

Nice sturdy looking little table, Mike. I think I may have to make one of these for our deck.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 10-27-2010 01:31 AM

It’s going to take another 30 years for you to give the smaller one the same character as the old one. LOL
Good job Mike.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 01:50 AM

Slick! Very nice table. You will get much use from it.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#11 posted 10-27-2010 04:08 AM

Nice project and very good lumber you have. I have made this before… a folding table….

-- Bert

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#12 posted 10-27-2010 04:16 AM

COOL!! Mom had one of those she picked up somewhere and rosemalled it. I had the honor of putting it togehter without scratching it :-( Looks like a pair to draw to Mike :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 10-27-2010 05:29 AM

Looks good for camping, the last camping trips we’ve been on seems like we’d be better
off buying a camper. Fold aways are always handy!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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