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My First Table

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Project by svenbecca posted 08-25-2011 12:40 PM 2135 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was supposed to be a friend’s project for his house. I ended up doing it. All he would do is stare at the wood wondering what to do with it. I didn’t know much of anything either, but I finished it.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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#1 posted 08-25-2011 12:50 PM

that looks really nice! could you say a bit more about the woods used and the joinery?

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 01:23 PM

This came out nice. As AaronK said, a little more about your wood selection and process for doing the inlays would be nice.

Thanks for sharing.

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#3 posted 08-25-2011 01:48 PM

Good looking table. What are the dimensions for it?

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 02:10 PM

Looking good. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 08-25-2011 02:12 PM

First table? You’re kidding. Finish it? You knocked it out of the park. What a great simple design and execution. First class work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#6 posted 08-25-2011 04:10 PM

The inlay in the legs is fantastic.

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#7 posted 08-25-2011 04:56 PM

Very nice!!! Can you tell us more about the finish, the jointery and the wood used? Thanks for sharing!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#8 posted 08-25-2011 07:19 PM

yes, tell us more about the dimension’s. I think I could use this design for a table in my bedroom, just smaller. You did great job!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#9 posted 08-25-2011 07:55 PM

I do not remember the dimensions of the table. It was used as a hall table. The joints are all dowelled butt joints. Most of what I finish with is polyeurethane because it is hard when cured. Sailors destroy everything. The inlay is just 1/8” deep, all cut with a table saw (I think this is all I had to work with at the time). The inlay is mahogany, everything else is pine. The top, skirt, and trestle are stained. The legs are natural.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#10 posted 08-25-2011 08:25 PM

You did well with the contrasting stain. Very nicely done. Are the legs one solid piece or did you do a glue-up to get the edge grain on adjacent sides the same?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 08-25-2011 09:05 PM

Rance, they are solid legs. I don’t believe that ever came to my mind when I did this. Just lucky, I guess.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#12 posted 08-25-2011 09:55 PM

WOW!!! THAT is ALL pine? VERY NICE JOB!!! Great design, great execution of that design and a great finish to top it all off!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#13 posted 08-26-2011 01:04 PM

First table ? I’m looking forward to the next one. Great job!

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#14 posted 08-26-2011 04:03 PM

Conratulations; it looks real nice. It’s a real nice job.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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