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Project by Jono posted 2241 days ago 3031 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been building these Brent Comber Eclipse tables for a few years now and i never get tired of them. I think it’s a testament to the simple design and time tested joinery. The legs are a massive 5”x5”x29 1/2” and have to be glued together using 12/4 stock. The legs are joined to an end rail with a mortise and tenon and then bolted to an inner rail system.The top is attached to the inner rails with table clips. The rails are joined to the legs 1 5/8” down from the top of the legs so that the table top is flush with the top of the legs. The two outer laminations are 10 1/8” shorter in length then the rest of the table to allow for the legs. I like to have a 1/16” spacing between the table and the legs which can be tricky to keep even as the table lengths increase. The last one i built was 12 feet long! Check out Brent Combers web site http://www.brentcomber.com/

-- Jono, Vancouver, jonthejoinerduncan@hotmail.com





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RobS

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#1 posted 2241 days ago

I’ve seen tables similar to this at Crate N Barrel and I admired it then too.. Nice job. Dig the matching bench too.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Damian Penney

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#2 posted 2241 days ago

Super simple, super slick, right up my alley, nice job Jono.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 2241 days ago

Great looking table – it has simple character and screams strength. I really like this one.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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grovemadman

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#4 posted 2241 days ago

Screams strength is right. No doubt you could use this as a work bench if you wanted, not that you would want to beat up on such a beautiful piece. The natural finish enhances the true colors of the wood, Great Job!

-- --Chuck

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FritzM

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#5 posted 2241 days ago

Exposed end grain! Super chunky! Love it!

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2241 days ago

Jono,

This table is massive. I like the simple lines and the way the legs show through the top.

Nicely done.

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

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Jiri Parkman

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#7 posted 2241 days ago

Beauty of simlicity. Nice details.

-- Jiri

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2241 days ago

a great look… simple but not… soft but definitely sturdy…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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sharad

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#9 posted 2241 days ago

A very nice table and bench. I liked the exposed pare of the legtop.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 2241 days ago

I had not seen this design before. I like it a lot!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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GaryK

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#11 posted 2241 days ago

Very interesting! I have never seen legs/top like that before. Great job.

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

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Gpops

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#12 posted 1771 days ago

Great Job, I was just looking at the exact same design table at the Apple store in Oakbrook Illinois. Been doing some side work? They are solid as a rock.

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 1770 days ago

down right pretty

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#14 posted 210 days ago

Classy. Allmost bauhaus in its simplicity. Like it!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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