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Carey Dining Table - Prior to Finishing

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Project by bfd posted 01-22-2008 09:04 PM 1871 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some shots and the plans for this project that I previously posted. The plans were created using a CAD program. After I do an initial sketch I will do a drawing like this so that I can work out the final details. The first image shows a better idea of how I veneered the top. The two ends run parallel to the length and then the field grain was place perpendicular to that. I then routed a small v groove to create a separation between the veneer pieces. this was a design decision made to give the top a planked look. The second photo shows the underside of the top. The legs were laminated from 3 pc of 3/4” stock. The apron was permenantly secured to the top and I used metal leg brackets to secure the legs to the apron. This table needed to be shipped cross country so it had to have a KD style leg, otherwise I would have used mortise & tenon construction to attach the legs to the apron and metal figure 8s to attach the top.





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Splinters

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#1 posted 01-22-2008 10:01 PM

tks for the followup…nice job on the table….looks clean and simple…

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/ - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220040

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#2 posted 01-22-2008 11:23 PM

Interesting veneering design.
The ‘V’ groove in the veneer, does it go all the way through?

-- Still learning everything

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kshipp

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#3 posted 01-23-2008 12:25 AM

What CAD software did you use to make that drawing? I have tried Google Sketchup but it seems hard to use and dimension. That looks like a really nice drawing you have there.

-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 01-23-2008 01:07 AM

nice design and workmanship . wish i could learn drawings like that also i do mine on a piece of scrap ! lol

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#5 posted 01-23-2008 01:51 AM

Great layout on the veneer’s grain. Very thoughtful…

Makes it very visually appealing. I encourage folks to take a close look at the pattern bfd created with light and dark contrast and how the points were balanced out. Nice.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 01-23-2008 11:21 AM

Very nice—design and execution.

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#7 posted 01-23-2008 06:30 PM

rpmurphy509
The V groove is about 1/16” deep going completely through the veneer and into the MDF substrate below.

Kshipp
I use Vectorworks. I purchased that since that is what I use at my day job and was already trained on it. It is great but very expensive (same price as full blown AutoCAD).

Thanks everyone for the kind and encouraging words!

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#8 posted 07-25-2008 12:48 AM

Nice job bfd. I’m in agreement with everyone else about the veneer layout. It looks really nice and it disguises that it is a veneer. Very clever.

-- Joe, Indiana, http://www.crookedshack.com

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