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Project by steliart posted 02-17-2011 04:03 AM 1514 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gossiper Table/Sit Conversion

This kind of arrangement in my country it’s called a “gossiper”. It normally has an upholstery soft sit at its lower deck where you sit and talk over the phone.

When I was half way into this project I changed my mind and converted it to something more practical and useful for me, a double deck table to hold my printer, scanner and telephone off-course.

It’s been made out of Swedish Pine Wood and veneered plywood. The legs are joined with corner mortise and tenon joints and the box sides and top with biscuit joints.
The drawer is half blind dovetailed and it has a teak oil finish.

The photos where taken just when we moved into a new house and before it took its permanent position next to my home office.

Hope you like it.
Thanks for watching
Steli

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --





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Bovine

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 05:37 AM

I’ve never heard it called a gossiper, but I’ve seen that style before. As usual, you’ve done a wonderful job. I too have a practical side which usually wins out when I’m designing things. :)

-- Kansas City, KS "Nothing is as permanent as a temporary solution"

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 07:33 AM

Bovine

I wouldn’t think that anyone will would have heard of it with this name before, but its not importand, that’s how they call it in my country.
Thank you for your kind words and for visiting.

Steli

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Harry_Ch

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 07:49 AM

Now I know what those things are called. Can see how it would be both functional and practical for that use. Thanks for sharing.

-- Deeds not Words.

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 08:00 AM

Thanks for visiting and comments Harry

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 02:17 PM

don’t make it too comfy… you’ll be on the phone for hours… :) nice project Steli. I like the grain of that Swedish Pine

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 02-17-2011 05:52 PM

Thanks Roger. I remeber the times before mobile phones in our house my sisters spending hours one one like it “gossiping” on the phone lol

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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