Griffon Table

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 11-09-2010 05:10 PM 1829 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sculpted side table was designed by us but heavily influenced by the style and joinery techniques of Sam Maloof. Built from solid Walnut, all joints have been reinforced. The legs and table support have been sculpted into a main center post. This table can be built to any dimensions.

Features Include:

Sculpted center pedestal
Maloof Joinery
Removable top
Hand rubbed oil / resin finish
Dimensions – Length 22’’ – Width 22’’ – Height 24’‘

We included a picture of the concept table, along with the templates we use to start the whole process off. The table is sanded up to 500grit using a abralon and use a hand rubber oil/resin finish.

You can view more detailed photos of this build at our custom wooden rocking chair blog

We build all of our furniture by hand one at a time in our 2 man shop, located just west of Toronto, Canada. To view more detailed pictures or to view other work, please visit our Custom wooden rocking chair site.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 11-09-2010 05:18 PM

Nice focal point with the bookmatched top.

I noticed the conceptual drawing had 6-legs but you decided to go with 4-legs… was that for symmetry’s sake, or did the 6-legs seem too busy, or simply a “less is more” idea (less material, less work-hours, etc.)?

I really like the overall size and balanced look of this table.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 11-09-2010 05:34 PM

Interesting design and good build

-- Custom furniture

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 11-09-2010 05:36 PM

we didn’t want to change to many things at a time to understand how our design will look and feel. More legs are in the future!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#4 posted 11-09-2010 05:50 PM

Simply put I love everything about it. The lines are great. IMHO 6 legs might be too much.

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#5 posted 11-09-2010 07:32 PM

Killer table Paul! Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 11-09-2010 07:37 PM

Nice piece Paul! If you have any need for metalworking in your future work or might be interested in collaborating on something I’m just north of you in Orangeville. Have a look at some of my projects and hit me back! I love artistic pieces and the blend of woods and metals is beautiful and durable.

-- - before I could only dream it....

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#7 posted 11-09-2010 11:53 PM

Love the design. Very nice work

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#8 posted 11-10-2010 12:50 AM

Very awesome project. Looks awesome! Along with the chairs. Yer an artist… Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 11-10-2010 04:29 AM

The bookmatched top and the legs… Very nice table! Looks right at home between the rocking chairs.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 11-10-2010 06:13 PM

Wow! Looks fantastic by itself and somehow even better between those rockers.

I’d have to agree that six legs may get busy. I’d keep it simple yet elegant. Then again I couldn’t come close to your craftsmanship so who am I to say. ;-)

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#11 posted 11-11-2010 05:45 PM

We’re glad you guys like the new table, We love it. The original design was for 6 legs, But I think we agree with you guys that it would be too busy.

Thanks for all the nice comments.

-- Joel Savard, Acton, Ontario, Canada -

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