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Project by chewbuddy13 posted 02-10-2011 04:37 PM 1296 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 02-10-2011 04:45 PM

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

-- Anthony

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 04:47 PM

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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#3 posted 02-10-2011 05:04 PM

Woodzy – I got it at Rockler

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#4 posted 02-10-2011 05:54 PM

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

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 06:51 PM

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 02-10-2011 06:54 PM

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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#7 posted 02-10-2011 08:19 PM

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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#8 posted 02-10-2011 08:26 PM

That is really nice. Beautiful grain pattern.

-- Steopa

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chewbuddy13

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#9 posted 02-10-2011 10:00 PM

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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#10 posted 02-10-2011 10:20 PM

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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#11 posted 02-11-2011 03:04 AM

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 02-13-2011 02:10 AM

That’s a cracker ..love the walnut veneer

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

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