LumberJocks

Floating Top Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Elwood89 posted 11-05-2011 03:03 PM 1889 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).

-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com





5 comments so far

View JL7's profile

JL7

7274 posts in 1654 days


#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

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

View Vicki's profile

Vicki

940 posts in 2033 days


#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

View tnwood's profile

tnwood

203 posts in 1775 days


#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?

View Pdub's profile

Pdub

894 posts in 1869 days


#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.

View CalgaryGeoff's profile

CalgaryGeoff

937 posts in 1171 days


#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.

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase