modern style plywood table

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Project by Niall mMc Keown posted 12-02-2011 01:44 AM 6166 views 67 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a lot of plywood scraps from my last project and decided to build this table.
The top is made from left over veneer.
It took about a pint of glue to put it together and a lot of shaping and sanding.

-- Niall, California,

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 01:52 AM

I like what you have done here.
The feet are very nice.
Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 12-02-2011 02:05 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

Very cool project!

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#3 posted 12-02-2011 02:19 AM

i like your design…only having the two front legs, very cool

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#4 posted 12-02-2011 02:27 AM

Awesome, great work, may I ask what type of plywood you used?

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 02:36 AM

that is truly ingenious!

beautiful work and a great way to utilize all those small cutoffs from plywood.

Thanks for planting ideas!

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 02:45 AM

That table is truly beautiful! I’ve never seen plywood look so good. This project will definitely be at the top of the Top 15 in no time! Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 12-02-2011 02:53 AM

OK ill ask the obvious question how is it held up two legs will tip over is there a cleat or it simply leans up on the wall.
very unique a 5 star out of 5 for originality

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#8 posted 12-02-2011 03:47 AM

Beautiful piece from scraps!

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#9 posted 12-02-2011 05:20 AM

The table looks great. That is a very interesting use of plywood leftovers. Like the other comments I am amazed at how good you were able to make plywood look. Thanks for sharing your very creative work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 12-02-2011 05:38 AM

Now that is something you don’t see every day!
Really cool.

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#11 posted 12-02-2011 05:53 AM

Fantastic work! Was all the shaping done visually with rasps/files? I’m not sure how you’d get the legs / skirt to be so symmetric. What finish did you use?

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#12 posted 12-02-2011 05:55 AM

I like. well exacuted

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#13 posted 12-02-2011 05:59 AM

Really, really cool. Great looking table, I like how it is shaped. Very well done.

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#14 posted 12-02-2011 06:49 AM

I used 3/4” euro ply and tight bond type type II glue.
I had a problem with the veneer it was pretty dried out
But 30 minutes in a warm damp towel made it less brittle.

The veneer had no paper backer just raw veneer, so i wet glued both the veneer and plywood sub straight.
I used lots of c clamps and hoped for the best..
I used the bandsaw to do most of the rough work then a disc sander, and finally files.

Thank you all for the feed back!!

-- Niall, California,

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#15 posted 12-02-2011 07:52 AM

Beautiful unique design, very clever use of materials and excellent craftsmanship.

-- Tom D

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