Floating Top Table

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Project by Michael posted 11-05-2011 03:03 PM 2589 views 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first time I’ve built something from a plan. It’s nice having someone else figure out all of the details for me and it reduced the number of mistakes that I made.

I ventured out of my comfort zone on this one. In the past I’ve used Festool Dominos (loose tenons) in lieu of mortise and tenons. This time I made the mortise and tenons. I cut the tenons on the table saw and used a drill press and chisels to cut out the mortises. I’m starting to get the hang of this woodworking stuff.

Wood: walnut (finished with teak oil) and curly maple (unfinished).

The plan is from Wood Magazine, Sept. 2011 (#206).

-- ~Michael,

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#1 posted 11-05-2011 03:04 PM

This is really beautiful – nicely done. I love the design. Can you share where you got the plan?


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 11-05-2011 05:32 PM

That is extremely nice. Love all the sleek lines and the beautiful wood.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 11-05-2011 10:39 PM

Nicely done. I want to build a couple but I don’t want to use walnut/curly maple. Maybe just cherry for both the base and top. Still trying to visualize that piece.

Do you plan to finish the curly maple with a blond finish of some kind?

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#4 posted 11-07-2011 07:42 PM

Table looks great. I have been thinking I should make this ever since I got the magazine in the mail. Just have to figure out where to put it once it is built.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 11:02 AM

The lines of this piece are well proportioned. I love the legs. Great job.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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