Sculpted End Table

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Project by thewoodwhisperer posted 03-14-2008 07:21 AM 8131 views 20 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from walnut and curly maple. The top is suspended by steel dowels. All joints are sliding dovetails. This is the table that was featured in the End Table series at Finish is a simple wiping varnish.

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#1 posted 03-14-2008 07:23 AM

Wow! Talk about unique and outside the box. very cool.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 03-14-2008 07:29 AM

I love it, but it looks upside-down ;)

Just kidding, Marc. I’m a big fan. Thanks for taking us all along for the ride.

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#3 posted 03-14-2008 07:29 AM

Eh. Not bad.

Just kidding, looks beautiful, Marc!

-- Eric at

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#4 posted 03-14-2008 07:46 AM

Another nice one Marc! Thanx for shareing it.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 03-14-2008 08:48 AM

Nice piece Marc – I just watched your video on it a couple of days ago. I sure wish I had your eye for design – and while I’m wishing, I wouldn’t mind some of your abilities either. You do good work and I appreciate the videos, I’ve learned a lot from watching them.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-14-2008 11:02 AM

very unique table. I really enjoyed watching the videos of this as it came together. Personally, I dont much like how you’ve joined the table top to the legs, having the legs “outside” the table top just doesn’t look right to me, but like you say in the videos, this is the kind of thing that you’re either going to love or hate.. Apart from that, great table.

-- Perth, Australia

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#7 posted 03-14-2008 11:19 AM

Hi Marc,

When this first came up I was focusing on the piece and I thought someone had copied your work. I enjoyed seeing the design/construction process. It is different and unique. But isn’t the furniture arrangement going to look out of balance with just one? How about building another one to restore harmony to the room.

Thanks not only for this post but also for what you are doing for the hobby/profession as well. It is appreciated.

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

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#8 posted 03-14-2008 11:59 AM

Like the steel dowels that you put in there. It is good to see this assembly method.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#9 posted 03-14-2008 12:26 PM

wow that looks great. i love that walnut. it makes me want to go and get some right now. thanks for the post.

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#10 posted 03-14-2008 12:28 PM

Wow Marc. There is so much fine craftsmanship in this piece. Great job.

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#11 posted 03-14-2008 01:19 PM

Really Nice design and choice of materials…

What kind of walnut is that?? Where did you get it??? It’s got more red in it than most I’ve seen. I LOVE THE LOOK OF IT!!!


-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#12 posted 03-14-2008 01:31 PM

this is a very cool piece and it speaks volumes about your talents as a woodworker.
Your photography is top notch as well. perhaps you could pod cost that, “how to get a great shot of your completed piece”

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#13 posted 03-14-2008 01:51 PM

I like it !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 03-14-2008 02:32 PM

Nice looking table!
I like the dovetails, I bet that was fun!

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#15 posted 03-14-2008 03:00 PM

Great work, Marc. Loved watching you craft it. I haven’t seen the last bit though. The top looks really cool!

-- He said wood...

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