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Project by chewbuddy13 posted 1290 days ago 1289 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a small side table that I made for my Mom. She wanted a small table to put by her chair for her books and such when she reads. The top is a four way book match of walnut veneer, framed with quartersawn sycamore. The rest of the table is also quatersawn sycamore. I put a slight 2 way taper on the legs to give it a lighter look. This was my first attempt at veneering, and it was a lot simpler than I thought it would be.





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woodzy

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#1 posted 1290 days ago

Very nice. Did you cut the veneer yourself or buy it?

-- Anthony

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Armand

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#2 posted 1290 days ago

Very nice, better than my first table. I like the table top design and the contrasting colors.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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chewbuddy13

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#3 posted 1290 days ago

Woodzy – I got it at Rockler

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#4 posted 1290 days ago

This is a gorgeous table, and that walnut looks amazing! Very nice.

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#5 posted 1289 days ago

Nice little table, and your veneering job looks really good. That Walnut burl is really an eye catcher.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 1289 days ago

Wow, that sycamore is beatiful! The walnut veneer goes without saying. The leg taper definitely achieved the lightness you were looking for. Nice job.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 1289 days ago

Certainly not a subtle table. Straightfoward, shaker style design with some nice and showy wood.

Your veneering looks good. What veneer technique did you end up using?

I’m assuming you did the inner leg tapers on the tablesaw, yes?

-- 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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steopa

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#8 posted 1289 days ago

That is really nice. Beautiful grain pattern.

-- Steopa

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chewbuddy13

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#9 posted 1289 days ago

Jonathan – I just used some slow setting veneer glue, and clamped it between two pieces of MDF. Then i used a card scraper to clean up the top. I did use the tablesaw to cut the tapers.

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Jonathan

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#10 posted 1289 days ago

Got it. Thanks for the reply.

-- 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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lightweightladylefty

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#11 posted 1289 days ago

Your mother must have been delighted! Beautiful wood and workmanship.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 1287 days ago

That’s a cracker ..love the walnut veneer

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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