Pedestal Table

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Project by RLindberry posted 1272 days ago 800 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Christmas present I made for my wife this year. While the turning was done on a power lathe, and I roughed out the pieces on the bandsaw, the joinery, shaping and surfacing is all done by hand. Wood is Eastern Hard Maple.

The feet are attached with sliding dovetails, while the pedestal is connected to the top with a wedged through tenon in a half lap brace that is then screwed to the top.

Finish is 1 coat of Benite, 1 coat of Danish Oil, Many coats of amber shellac, and 1 coat of paste wax.

There was a lot of time in this, and the original plan was to do a piece entirely without power tools, but since I couldn’t get my treadle lathe finished and was running out of time, I did have to do some of the grunt work with power tools.

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#1 posted 1271 days ago

Very nice, it looks great. The wife must be proud and you should be too.

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#2 posted 1271 days ago

Looks great! Well balanced, sleek design. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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39 posts in 1272 days

#3 posted 1267 days ago

Thanks guys. It was a very fun project.

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#4 posted 1254 days ago

I love it! Maybe I’ll have to keep that in mind for my wife. Good job on the work by hand.

-- Paul

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