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Project by patron posted 04-23-2012 12:57 AM 3625 views 11 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

small end table for a friends wife
for here reading chair

black walnut
lacquer finnish

the table is
12” wide x 26” long x 24” tall

i was concerned about it being ‘top heavy’
so came up with this offset leg
as i didn’t want it to look straight and boxy

i had the lower shelf
the same size as the top
but cut it back
as it looked like big ears sticking out
all around

i like it this way better
as the top and shelf
taper down
and the legs taper up

nice change

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thank you for looking

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 01:04 AM

Beautiful job. That #5 and #6 pic really show it well. Great workmanship.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 01:04 AM

That’s a great design. I tend to have things come out looking too boxy, and you found a great solution!
Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 04-23-2012 01:10 AM

I like the clever way you canted the lower end of the legs. That not only added stability but it made this table unique. I am a fan of including the sapwood as you did but many folks consider it waste. Nice table all around.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 04-23-2012 01:12 AM

Beautiful table David, the walnut is spectacular, and I love what you did with the legs, brings some strong character to the piece.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 01:13 AM

beautiful table david, i like how you did the legs, nice design feature, and it doesnt look boxy at all this way, so good call…..nice to see your work again…gods blessings to you…grizz

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

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#6 posted 04-23-2012 01:16 AM

Nice table, David. It looks perfect for the space it was needed in. I like the sapwood edges.


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#7 posted 04-23-2012 01:20 AM

the top and shelf edge’s are bevel cut
to match the legs angle
giving it a certain ‘flair’

here are other alternate cuts for the legs
(of many)

they are just straight pieces
so as not to waste wood

-- 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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#8 posted 04-23-2012 01:23 AM

Really nice design, David.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 04-23-2012 01:32 AM

beautiful work .nice finish thank you for the tips on the legs,rebuilding a table now this was just what i needed as was said earlier just adds to it and make more stable too also glad your back in the wood and take it easy .

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 04-23-2012 01:49 AM

David: I love the sapwood semetery. Nice design

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

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#12 posted 04-23-2012 02:02 AM

nice table … should last for generations

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

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#13 posted 04-23-2012 02:03 AM

Beautiful table love the legs is it ok if I steal you’re design?...............................Schloemoe

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#14 posted 04-23-2012 02:09 AM

Another good job my friend !

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#15 posted 04-23-2012 02:24 AM

That’s a keeper, David! Very nice.
I like the other variations for the legs too, thanks.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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