Sculpted Table

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Project by Gator posted 07-31-2012 02:44 AM 1789 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at this type of project. I ordered the DVD from Scott Morrison, and all I can say about that is.. if you are considering getting this, do it !! Great instructional dvd. The instructions for the table top calls for 3 – 8” boards, but I have a 6” jointer, so I used 4 – 6” boards. I spent a total of approx. 30 hours from picking through my lumber rack to applying the first coat of finish, but a lot of that was watching the dvd, making a router circle jig, building templates, watching the dvd, sanding, rasping, sanding, you get the picture. I have to admit, I think I am hooked on building sculpted projects. I have to make a mate for this one, and then am going to attempt a 42 inch top table for the kitchen. This is made from Cherry with a poly / oil wipe on – wipe off finish. Only one coat of many to go. This is my first attempt at any Maloof inspired projects, and I am no Scott Morrison or Paul Lemiski, (did I mention approx. 20 emails to Paul for advice) but I am happy with the results.

A few more of these and I will be ready to tackle that rocking chair..LOL

As always, comments & critique welcome.. Thanks for having a look


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#1 posted 07-31-2012 09:14 AM

Great job on this it looks great. Yhe finish looks really nice as well. Thx for sharing, Maloof was one the greats no doubt!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-31-2012 01:19 PM

Really nice work! I think you are ready for the rocker as of now.

I hope mine turns out as good – when I get around to starting it. I have two Maloof lowback chairs under construction with Scott Morrisons’s instructions, and once they are done, the plan is to complement the set with this exact same table.

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#3 posted 07-31-2012 01:31 PM

Nice table!

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#4 posted 07-31-2012 04:07 PM

Critiques? I have none. That’s a wonderful looking table. I hope one day to give such a project a shot.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#5 posted 08-01-2012 01:55 AM


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#6 posted 08-01-2012 04:00 AM

A really handsome little table !

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