hexagon shaped cedar table

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Project by devann posted 01-12-2011 06:24 AM 3601 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table that I made out of leftover cedar from a sauna I installed in an old power plant in New Braunfels, Texas that was converted into an apartment building. The center post is doug fir. I have built three to date and here are pictures of the first and third one. Picture #1,2. & 3 is 42” in height and in pictures # 4 & 5 the table is 31” tall. I have two more tops left waiting for customers to decide on finished height.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 07:11 AM

Very nice design, love the wood.

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 08:15 AM

What a great use of leftovers.
Love the design of the table too.

-- Theresa,

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 02:30 AM

Good looking table. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 03-18-2011 04:19 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. Starting #4 soon.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 06-25-2011 07:41 PM

Nice design and nice execution. I’m curious what you filled the seams with in the last two pics. Would you mind if I ‘borrowed’ this design?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 06-26-2011 06:23 AM

Go right ahead rance. Let me know if there are any questions about how I made it.

The last two pictures are table # 3. The first table was 42” tall, #2 & # 3 were 31” tall. #2 had only the outside egdes of the top rounded and #3 was made like the first one with all edges rounded but the buyer wanted a smoother surface than table #1. What ever the buyer wants right?

#4 is on hold. A friend expressed interest in purchasing it but wanted a glass top. We agreed on moving the bullnose up flush with the top of the glass but his wife doesn’t like glass top tables. Oh well I’ll see what happens. I had enough cedar to cut five table tops this size.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 11-06-2011 09:06 PM

Very good work…….........compliments.

Please you have the pattern????

Thank you

-- by enzo61

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#8 posted 11-07-2011 07:58 AM

Thank you for the compliment Enzo. I apologize, but the only pattern I made was for the legs.

The layout for the top is achieved by making two 30° cuts across the grain of a board at each end. The distance between the cuts should be the same as the length of the cut that was made across the grain. The board should have three sides equal in length with one side longer than the other three. When joining two of the broads at the long side a hexagon shape is formed. Cut 32 pieces and arrange them to make the hexagon shape, the table top size will be determined by how wide the board is you are using.

After cutting the 32 pieces to form the top I apply it to a substrate, ( I used 5/8” plywood ) with the substrate sticking out past the top a little to fit in a dado cut into the backside of the bullnose making the outside edge of the table top.

I hope this is of some help to you Enzo. If you have any questions about “how” feel free to ask, thanks

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#9 posted 12-10-2011 05:41 AM

Nice work. Not sure how I missed this one;-(

-- 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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