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Project by h2odaryl posted 10-04-2012 02:32 AM 1607 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A coffee table inspired by George Nelson’s bench that I made out of scrap wood. Oak, poplar, walnut, ply, mystery wood, etc. Turned the boards on edge, laminated together and had fun. Finished with shellac and gf’s polyacryilic.





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woodchic

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 04:03 AM

Nice!

-- Robin Renee'

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#2 posted 10-04-2012 06:31 AM

Very nice :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 10-04-2012 10:07 AM

I like the look. Nicely done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-04-2012 10:41 AM

Really nice, great colors!

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

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#5 posted 10-04-2012 02:02 PM

Love it. I’m also on the path of big laminated boards. If all you have is little sticks break out the glue and make a big board from the little sticks.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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GenerationWW

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#6 posted 10-04-2012 04:37 PM

sweet! Great work!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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#7 posted 10-05-2012 01:54 AM

SWEET!! I really like the combination of woods.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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indianwoodchipper

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#8 posted 10-20-2012 05:09 AM

Nice!

Do you mind posting a few more pictures? How did your terminate the ends? Did you make breadboards? Is a glue-up like this more prone to swelling since the width of the strips are along the thickness.

I have a dining table project somewhere in my future and would appreciate more posts on this

-- With ambitions always far exceeding my skill

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h2odaryl

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#9 posted 10-24-2012 04:17 PM

Thanks Everyone, you are all too kind.
Indianwoodchipper, I am sorry but I do not have any more pics and I no longer have the table.
On this table I cheated in the lamination process and shot brad nails along with glue. I just cut the ends with a circuluar saw. I then wrapped the top with thin strips of Ash. Glue with a few pin nails. I also made a large dining room table using hundreds of pieces of scrap wood from pallets etc. all cut down, ripped and turned on edge to laminate together on top of a sheet of osb ply. I only used glue to laminate them together. Glue up was fun! I wrapped the outer edge with pine and a few brad nails. We have used the table for over 2 years without any problems with moving. I do live in the high desert so it goes from dry to unbelievably dry. Hope this helps and sorry I don’t have more pics.
I also made one out of plywood strips which would probably be more stable.

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xylosapiens

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#10 posted 11-06-2012 12:46 AM

Inspiring for a next project. I like it very much. Well done. The woods’ rythm is beautiful.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#11 posted 12-03-2012 01:41 PM

Wow! What a great color combination!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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