Modern Cyprus table couch

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Project by captainyellowbeard posted 10-14-2012 11:08 PM 1955 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

built this table for my niece. Cyprus wood. modern design. Thank you for viewing. updated pics showing the build itself. hope you enjoy.

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 11:12 PM

Very cool table. She will love it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 11:32 PM

That’s really cool

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

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 11:35 PM

Very Nice work, Welcome to LumberJocks! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 12:46 AM

That is a nice design. Not sure how you accomplished the curved legs?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 10-15-2012 04:45 AM

Great design, I really like it. Do you have more pictures and details on how you achieved those curved legs?

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 11:28 AM

Beautiful. Steam bending, bent lamination?

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 04:06 PM

Nice design. Looks real good.

-- The greatest risk is not taking one...

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 06:24 PM

Very cool! I like the design…very clean. Interested to hear about the curves.

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 07:03 PM

I like it, Captain. Now how about a blog on how you did the legs?

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 05:15 AM

I built the legs by cutting the curves out of cyprus. Do to the softness of the cyprus i backed the curves with plywood curves. I routed 3/8 channels on the inside of the curved legs. joined the curved legs with 1 by 2 by 9inch boards to hold each side of the legs together. then laid in barrel or flex ply wood in the groves making the leg look like one solid bent piece of wood. I laminated cyprus on the barrel wood to finish the solid look. note the table was assembled pryer to the inside curve being barrel wooded and laminent. hiding all hard wear inside legs forever. makes for a sleek table. Yes there is a lot more to this table but this is just a rough idea of how it was built. building furniture for the past 31 years. Every craft is a new learning experience. I am always looking for tips suggestions and just great conversation. thank you for your comments and kind words. Captain

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#11 posted 11-24-2012 01:49 PM

Nicely done and very interesting construction. By coincidence we shipped a similar table out of our shop this week. Ours was made over a form in a vacuum bag and was built up out of six continuous layers per side – 2 flex ply, 2 kerf ply and 2 covers of maple veneer. Top and base are 1 1/2” mdf with solid maple edging. A faux parchment finish was done with a high gloss lacquer top coat.
Yours is much warmer looking and very inviting, real wood too!

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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