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Project by Danielsmj posted 08-28-2018 06:01 PM 513 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first piece of “real” furniture. The legs are Bolivian Ebony, the bottom shelf Caribbean walnut, and the top is live edge Tineo. This was just a mix of woods that I could find on sale (still somewhat expensive to me) and I thought would look good together. The legs are joined with mortises and tenons, and the shelfs attached with dowels.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 08-28-2018 11:28 PM

By golly, that’s an attractive table

finish your profile or at least give us a state

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Danielsmj

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#2 posted 08-28-2018 11:45 PM



By golly, that s an attractive table

finish your profile or at least give us a state

- recycle1943

Thank you sir, I’m happy with it, but I’ll refrain from telling anyone how long it took me to build a relatively simple table lol. Took your advice, added a bit to my profile, but just created this account yesterday so may add more to it.

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#3 posted 08-29-2018 12:04 AM

I like the simple lines. But … what is going on with the optical illusion on the lower, left corner of the shelf? The 1st pic. it looks like the shelf is floating, which it clearly is not in the 2nd pic.

Very nice work.

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 08-29-2018 12:18 AM

Thanks Daniel, I won’t ask how long but I do find it an interesting table

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Danielsmj

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#5 posted 08-29-2018 01:11 AM



I like the simple lines. But … what is going on with the optical illusion on the lower, left corner of the shelf? The 1st pic. it looks like the shelf is floating, which it clearly is not in the 2nd pic.

Very nice work.
- AlHunt


So that bottom shelf is only attached to the front table legs and is sitting forward a bit rather than centered between the legs. This is mostly a result of the piece of tzalam I found not being quite wide enough to span both legs, but it does make for an interesting detail. I think the picture angle magnified the illusion a bit.

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 08-29-2018 05:39 AM

I was going to ask about the optical illusion myself. Interesting just to be joined on the front legs. WIll it support weight, or is it merely a spreader for the legs?

Makes for an interesting look.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Danielsmj

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#7 posted 08-29-2018 01:24 PM



I was going to ask about the optical illusion myself. Interesting just to be joined on the front legs. WIll it support weight, or is it merely a spreader for the legs?

Makes for an interesting look.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

- therealSteveN

That second shelf isn’t really meant to support any significant amount of weight. The table was looking too lanky so I wanted to add something to break up the height a bit, and it helps to keep the legs spread appropriately. It’s just for looks. Although that shelf is sitting on blocks doweled and face glued into the legs, and then the shelf doweled into those blocks, so I think it could support a bit of weight without issue. I wouldn’t try standing on it though.

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#8 posted 08-29-2018 01:53 PM

This looks great, I need one of those !!

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#9 posted 08-29-2018 03:53 PM

I like things that are build to fit a space, nice design too.

-- Petey

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