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Project by gljacobs posted 06-07-2012 09:07 PM 1472 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Shaker type table made from mahogany and rock maple.
I got the idea for it when I saw a buddy make the Hack table from plans, I made this one with proportions and dimensions of my own. I like the way it came out though the only critique I have for it is that it’s footprint is disproportionate to the rest of the dimensions.
The legs are shaped using the bandsaw out of a large billet and hand planed square.
I hand planed the apron to thickness and then dimensioned them further with the tablesaw.
Floating splines are used for the joinery. The kerf on the apron is hidden by the beading and the there is a stopped kerf on the leg. I choose method this because I didn’t have a router to work with at the time.

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 11:10 PM

Nice looking table.

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 05:37 PM


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#3 posted 06-11-2012 08:12 PM

You may be right that the splay of the legs makes it look disproportionate but it is still a very nice piece of work!

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 11:40 PM

You can’t really see it in the picture but the table top is actually a very broad surface and with the legs being very thin it looks like a skinny model carrying a sheet of plywood. I guess that’s why the more skilled Garett made the original table top a third the size….ah well, live and learn. :)

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 11:40 PM

@ scott :
P.S. Thank you very much for your kind comment.

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