A top for a table

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Project by Monkman posted 02-24-2012 05:51 PM 1541 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this for my wife after our old tabletop shattered from a storm.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 06:32 PM

I like the design nice job.

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 06:49 PM

Hello Monkman

I agree with a1Jim : A very nice design

Welcome on LJ’s a fanstastic site for who love woodworking

Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 09:36 PM


The design is very interesting visually. Is the panel a glue up of solid wood strips to form the pattern? If so I have concerns about the long term stability of the design since it has such a mixture of grain directions, I believe you will see a lot of stresses from wood movement and eventually the glue joints will begin to fail, especially the joints where endgrain butts into long grain…

Good luck!

Be Careful!


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#4 posted 02-27-2012 03:16 AM

Herb, as you predicted the stability of the design had several flaws. I built this last summer and after our move across the US the table took a turn for the worse. It only cost about $15 to make so I will just make another one will all my lessons learned.


S. Monk

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