Suspended panel console table

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Project by Alan posted 04-13-2008 01:17 AM 1741 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 04-13-2008 01:25 AM

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 04-13-2008 01:31 AM

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

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#3 posted 04-13-2008 01:52 AM

Really nice. Interesting process as well.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 04-13-2008 02:06 AM


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 04-13-2008 02:26 AM

Nice. Your design?

-- Have a blessed day!

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#6 posted 04-13-2008 04:17 AM

Gorgeous piece!

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

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#7 posted 04-13-2008 04:58 AM

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 04-13-2008 05:12 AM

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

-- Young Padiwan Woodworker

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#9 posted 04-13-2008 06:39 AM

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 04-13-2008 06:30 PM

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

-- Alan Carter,

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#11 posted 04-14-2008 07:23 PM

what a great sense of style

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 04-17-2008 04:57 AM


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#13 posted 04-22-2009 06:49 AM

WOW awesome

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

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#14 posted 09-14-2010 08:40 PM

Nice work.

-- GX

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