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Project by grizzman posted 01-22-2012 04:10 AM 1961 views 6 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well i took a break from making boxes and made a piece of furniture, some friends here asked me to make them a table for there tv to go onto, so i went to work, its made from oak and walnut, the front profile matches the one on there entertainment center and so does the color that i stained the oak, all of the joinery is mortise and tenon and the tenons are secure with 3/8 oak pins, the top is two pieces of walnut, the boards were 11 inches wide, i did use biscuits for alignment and it came out nice and flat, the top is secure from underneath with cleats that are held in with a 1/4 datto, i cut the cleat with my datto blade , ive always found this to be a really secure way to hold the top in place, and if ever there needs to be a repair or something, the top is easily removed, the legs are tapered with a walnut tip, i like doing this as it spreads some color around and looks good.the table was then finished with 3 coats of gloss polyurethane. well that;s that, its an easy build and yet i find it really beautiful, love that walnut…thank you for looking, grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 04:13 AM

Great job grizz

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 04:13 AM

The table looks very nice.
Thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 01-22-2012 04:24 AM

Very nice, Sir.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 04:40 AM

there was a guy down south
that had a sweet talking mouth
but when it was time
to drop all the rhyme
he went to his shop
and laid out some
(without any slop)


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 04:41 AM

You could sure put a large TV on this one Grizz, the Oak & Walnut make a nice cocktail, bet they will be pleased. nice job. :: ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 04:45 AM

Gorgeous, Grizz!

Really like that you used walnut with some knots. It really adds character to the piece. The walnut tips on the legs is a nice touch- ties everything together.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 04:59 AM

Hey Bob
This is one fantastic table one of your best projects ever ,really top notch work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 01-22-2012 05:26 AM

I love the figure on the walnut and the walnut feet are a nice touch. Well done.


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#9 posted 01-22-2012 05:36 AM

Beautiful coffee table.

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#10 posted 01-22-2012 06:01 AM

That Walnut is beautiful !
Nice job on the table ,Grizz : )
My One question is, why didn’t you continue the apron detail onto the sides ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 01-22-2012 06:08 AM

That is a really big box…. oh wait … its a table… and a really nice one at that…Tapered legs with walnut tips.. wow… you went all out..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 01-22-2012 06:23 AM

OK, this is the big time…......RIGHT ON!!

Shucks, youse is the best, I love it….........

Hey buddy, that a way to go…..........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#13 posted 01-22-2012 06:58 AM

Bob : It was great talking to you last week. The table looks great. Nice job

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#14 posted 01-22-2012 09:05 AM

Well you did it again. Your professional and unique stile shows it’s self again. You just get better with each project. Love the contrasts in wood colors, and legs, can’t wait to see the bed. your old fishin bud, stan man.

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#15 posted 01-22-2012 11:51 AM

What can I say? The Grizz is the one to watch, he’s getting bloody good. Nice work

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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