Triangle table with flagstone insert

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Project by alholstein posted 2303 days ago 4512 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like a lot of the other woodworkers I like to use up my scraps. I had some left over mahogany from a project and my daughter had indicated that she and her husband would like a small triangle table to fit between a chair and sofa. So I set out to make one. In trying to glue up the top, I had problems in pulling the sides together. Cut it apart and started over, then managed to drop one of the pieces and chip the point that was to form the center. This is where the flagstone came in. I had some flagstone from a patio and a little thin piece seemed to present itself as the perfect coaster for a drink or a hot cup of coffee. So the needs met with hiding the problem with the center fit and having a built in coaster. I made a template of the flagstone and used the router to inset it. It sticks up a bit because I didn’t want to cut to deep into my glue and biscuit joints. The bracking for the lower legs was borrowed from a design of some chinese stools that I saw at a flea market. The stain in ebony to match the chair and the other furniture,

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 2303 days ago

Great job inletting that stone, and the stretchers are way cool. Nice one, Al.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 2303 days ago

Really nice looking table Al. That piece of flagstone really set that top off nicely. Should have been well received by your daughter and son-in-law.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 2303 days ago

Nice table. It fits into its spot very nicely. The flagstone was a great idea.

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#4 posted 2303 days ago

brilliant planning process and gorgeous end result! Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2303 days ago

Well done,. Sometimes the flaws make up the best features of the finished piece.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 2303 days ago

Very unique table. Looks great in between the chairs.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Peter Oxley

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#7 posted 2302 days ago

Wow, that looks great! I love unusual material combinations!

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#8 posted 2302 days ago

That’s a very interesting piece!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 2302 days ago

Great use of the scrap matierals. I like this very much.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#10 posted 2099 days ago

I love your combination of materials.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 2099 days ago

Great idea. It isn’t top heavy at all is it? I like the idea of a built in coaster.

-- John

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#12 posted 2099 days ago


The flagstone piece is only about 3/8 of an inch thick, so it doesn’t add much to the weight. It was just a little sliver that came off of a bigger piece.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#13 posted 1894 days ago

Now that is a different piece…very unique top and stretcher design.

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#14 posted 659 days ago

Agreed on how cool those stretchers are

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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