Suspended panel console table

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This table is made of birdseye maple, cherry, and walnut. It was a real challenge to make. (aren’t they all?) I made a form for the curved panel and used a vacuum press to glue the veneer to a substrate of 1/8” MDF over 3/8” bending ply. The walnut spacers don’t penetrate the legs. I drilled through them and countersunk and chiseled the square shape of the spacer on the outside of the legs. I then inset an endgrain square of walnut to make it look like it went all the way through. Clear as mud? You can see more of my work at my website,

-- Alan Carter,

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#1 posted 2195 days ago

Very nice looking table. Clear as crystal.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2195 days ago

wow that is beautiful. I love that suspended panel and the color of the woods. great job!

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#3 posted 2195 days ago

Really nice. Interesting process as well.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 2195 days ago


This is a beautiful table. You did a nice job with respect to the design and construction of the table. Nice choice of woods too.

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

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#5 posted 2195 days ago

Nice. Your design?

-- Have a blessed day!

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#6 posted 2195 days ago

Gorgeous piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 2195 days ago

Beautiful piece. I would like to see more angles. More pictures please.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 2195 days ago

That is a very cool design. It is a one-of-a-kind.

-- Young Padiwan Woodworker

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#9 posted 2195 days ago

All of your work is inspiring. That table is really something.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 2194 days ago

To all who responded with kind words, thank you. I’ll post more projects soon.

-- Alan Carter,

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#11 posted 2193 days ago

what a great sense of style

-- making sawdust....

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-- I love this site !

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#13 posted 1821 days ago

WOW awesome

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 1310 days ago

Nice work.

-- GX

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