Floating Leg Entry Table

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Project by DerrickB posted 01-03-2011 06:57 AM 4821 views 34 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After 20 years in the garage as a hobbyist, I finally took the leap and rented a shop space in beautiful downtown Snohomish, Washington.
This is my first piece for a local gallery out of the new shop. It is a design I originally developed about eight years ago and have been slowly refining as time allows. The leg tenons are all double pinned and the drawer dovetails are hand cut. The split apron is reinforced under the table top for added strength and the drawer has a shop made wooden latch to prevent it from slipping out (similar to those first written about by the late James Krenov).

-- Derrick Burke

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 07:17 AM

Your design and contruction look supberb, a true classic!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 07:27 AM

Hey that is incredible. I really like the design.

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 07:31 AM

I have no idea of the dimensions of this piece, it doesn’t matter anyway. This is a very elegant piece of work, nice balance & proportions, you will no doubt be very proud of it. A bit of info on, timber, finish & a shot of the top please.
This is a big step up from your other postings.
Great job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 07:47 AM

So many things that I like about this table!

I too, would like to have more details about the piece, especially since it was so long in the making.

Looks like there’s maybe some cherry, curly maple, and walnut, but I’m not sure if that’s close, or if vie left anything out? Just my start at a guess.

-- 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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#5 posted 01-03-2011 07:51 AM

You have done an amazing job on this piece ! looks stunning and everything flows together . Nice work !!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 01-03-2011 07:55 AM

Gorgeous table Derrick. The design, execution and attention to detail on this are really special. Would be great to see a shot highlighting the top more. Wonderful piece.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 01-03-2011 08:09 AM

Very nice!! :-) Maple and cherry?

-- 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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#8 posted 01-03-2011 02:15 PM

Great looking piece. What kinda wood did you use and I noticed a inlay I believe. Would like to see a pic of the top.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 01-03-2011 02:32 PM

Beautiful table, I really like those little details like the wooden latch and hand cut dovetails.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#10 posted 01-03-2011 02:49 PM

both the design and the craftsmanship are really outstanding. You should have no problem getting commissions with work like this!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 01-03-2011 03:11 PM

Beautiful table!! Great design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#12 posted 01-03-2011 03:32 PM

You’ve set the bar pretty high for that new shop. Total class in design & craftsmanship.

-- Dust to more Dust -

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#13 posted 01-03-2011 03:37 PM

That is a beauty Derrick. The design is superb and the construction looks perfect. I really like the choice of woods. That definitely deserves a high price in a gallery!

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#14 posted 01-03-2011 03:54 PM

So many nice details here. It took me a while to notice the trim along the bottom of the aprons – nice touch! A first class piece!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 01-03-2011 04:39 PM

Incredible “first” piece. You have indeed set your shop standard very high!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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