Oak Lamp end table

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Project by tchaser posted 07-22-2012 06:18 PM 1269 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a end table for next to the lazy boy. Top is 16×16 5/4 26” tall and base is 13×13 Panels are 11×16” and made of lexan coated with a printed fabric and epoxied together. This is a mortise and tenon assy for the rails into the leg. 3/8×3/4 mortise The light is a 22W CFL ww bulb so there is little heat generated. Finish is Minwax SG poly This was first project with my new Steel city mortising machine that I reviewed.

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 07:00 PM

I like it. I have never seen this done with an end table and it turned out great. Well done.

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#2 posted 07-22-2012 07:04 PM

I had this idea once. It was on a computer case forum, of all places. Someone had designed a case that looked similar, so I was curious if it would look good as an entire table. The answer is quite obviously yes, it looks great. Nice job, I may eventually make one or two in a similar way.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 10:44 PM

This is really nice. I know you like that new machine. I like the panels on here. I’m sure it sheds a very nice light for some ambiance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 07-23-2012 03:11 AM

I really like that. Must be a great addition to the room.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 07-23-2012 10:57 AM

Very nice. Did you add the fabric to the lexan?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 07-24-2012 02:30 AM

used super 77 spray adhesive to fabric and Lexan. Presanded lexan with 180 grit for bite and had an assistant help hold fabric straight while I squeegeed it on, it is almost contact adhesive if done right. The lexan panels sit in dado cut in the stile and rail. and set in with beads of silicon to hold in place.

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#7 posted 08-04-2012 10:27 PM

Great looking table / light … how is the top attached ?
I assume you remove the bottom to change the light ?

Very sharp project,
Well done !!


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#8 posted 08-14-2012 03:32 PM

Would love to see a picture of this in the room – I wonder how it looks with other light sources on in the room?

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