Maple & Walnut End Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Slimjim posted 2379 days ago 4004 views 65 times favorited 27 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.

27 comments so far

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 2622 days

#1 posted 2379 days ago

Very nice table! Excellent execution.

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

View tpastore's profile


105 posts in 2450 days

#2 posted 2379 days ago

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?


View scottb's profile


3648 posts in 2961 days

#3 posted 2379 days ago

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 -- --

View kineo's profile


64 posts in 2441 days

#4 posted 2379 days ago

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

-- marshall, murphy, north carolina

View Kaleo's profile


201 posts in 2773 days

#5 posted 2379 days ago

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 ,

View ben's profile


158 posts in 2504 days

#6 posted 2379 days ago

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


View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2456 days

#7 posted 2379 days ago

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

View Bradford's profile


1434 posts in 2456 days

#8 posted 2379 days ago

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

View Slimjim's profile


4 posts in 2379 days

#9 posted 2379 days ago

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.

View Slimjim's profile


4 posts in 2379 days

#10 posted 2379 days ago


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


View CedarFreakCarl's profile


594 posts in 2687 days

#11 posted 2379 days ago

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

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

View skozub's profile


59 posts in 2393 days

#12 posted 2379 days ago

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!

View cheller's profile


254 posts in 2743 days

#13 posted 2379 days ago

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

-- Chelle

View rikkor's profile


11295 posts in 2508 days

#14 posted 2378 days ago

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

View aaronmolloy's profile


123 posts in 2414 days

#15 posted 2378 days ago

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

-- A. Molloy

showing 1 through 15 of 27 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase