Table for friends

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Project by Tennwood posted 11-19-2011 04:54 PM 1351 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After2-1/2 years on LJs, I thought it was about time to put a few of my projects up.

I just finished this walnut table a couple of days ago for some friends of ours. They lost their home in the tornadoes last spring so we decided to make them a housewarming gift for their new home. The plan is directly out of Woodcraft magazine from an issue earlier this year. I usually tweak plans out of different magazines, etc., but the only major change on this one is a strip of birch down the center to break up the table top surface, and I used poplar for the drawer instead of maple. I used shellac for the finish.

-- Jim, SE Tennessee, "Don't spare the kindling Dear, we have plenty"

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 05:09 PM


I like the racing stripe down the middle. It does help to break it up and adds a bit of visual interest. I also like how you used one piece of wood wrapped around for continuity of the apron and door front too. Those 2-details can really bring a piece up a notch or two.

Nice table that I’m sure will be appreciated.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 11-19-2011 05:11 PM

Great looking table, very well doen.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-19-2011 07:34 PM

Love the stripe!

-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 05:58 PM

Great job, like the accent piece!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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