Maple & Walnut End Table

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Project by Slimjim posted 02-23-2008 08:57 PM 4524 views 70 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece I finished recently for a customer. The only specifications I had to work to was that it needed a drawer and a shelf. It was a few weeks in the design stage, before I was happy with it. The drawer box is European Oak, and has a finger groove routed on the underside for opening. The tenon’s on the apron rails, have a curved shoulder in order to mate with the curved legs. This took me a while to get right.

It is finished with Osmo PolyX, which is a floor finish and very hard wearing.

This is only my fourth commissioned piece, and I think, my best so far.

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#1 posted 02-23-2008 08:58 PM

Very nice table! Excellent execution.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-23-2008 09:17 PM

Beautiful design. So how did you end up getting the tenon shoulders to be curved? Template with the router? I have seen very few tables where the leg comes up to the table top and I really like the effect. What are the dimensions?


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#3 posted 02-23-2008 10:52 PM

great design. Nice curves, I like how the legs are incorporated into the top.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 02-23-2008 11:00 PM

great design…love the contrasts..not familiar with that finish…satin?..marshall

-- marshall, murphy, north carolina

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#5 posted 02-24-2008 12:25 AM

Very nice and clean, I love the simplicity of the design and how the curve of the legs is accentuated by the rest of the straight lines. Really nice work and beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Kaleo ,

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#6 posted 02-24-2008 12:44 AM

Gorgeous. The legs make the piece, IMO. Beautiful.


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#7 posted 02-24-2008 01:23 AM

This piece is very well done. The legs really steal the show. Absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 02-24-2008 02:04 AM

I also am amazed by the legs,(I guess we are all leg-men so far, otherwise life would be a drag. kidding) Beautiful piece, very clean. The legs catch the attention, and bring you in for a closer look, which in turn makes you see the finish, and finally touch the piece. What did you seal the end grain with, to keep it matching the sides of the legs?
(still learning)

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 02-24-2008 02:12 AM

Wow, thanks for all the kind comments.

Tim – Yes, the shoulders were done with a template and router. The dimensions are (HxWxD) 500×650x450mm or approx 19×25x18inches.

Kineo – Yes, it is a satin finish. It is an hardwax oil product. It is very easy to get a consistent sheen and is repairable if scrached or stained. Highly recommended.

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#10 posted 02-24-2008 02:14 AM


The end grain has the same treatment as the rest of the piece, just Osmo.


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#11 posted 02-24-2008 03:07 AM

That’s a very, very nice piece Slim. Wow!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#12 posted 02-24-2008 05:26 AM

Great job. Looks wonderful. Does the top just drop in and get attached to the aprons or did you tie it into the legs in any way? Nice work!

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#13 posted 02-24-2008 05:33 AM

This is really nice. I love the lines, and the combination of woods.

-- Chelle

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#14 posted 02-24-2008 11:15 AM

This is a piece to be proud of. The lines are so graceful.

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#15 posted 02-24-2008 12:06 PM

Pretty nice piece of furniture maybe you could share the plans or even the dimensions

-- A. Molloy

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