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Project by MarkTheFiddler posted 11-03-2012 01:05 AM 1620 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I made these end tables to go with the Pentagonal Cocktail Table. I enjoyed making them and they were fairly easy. Except – not easy at all. ;) I won’t go into the entire essay about them because I was able to correct my errors. The simpler the style is – the less tolerance there is for getting something wrong because it screams out loud – “I’m A Flaw!” That being said – I made some fire wood and the tops are 1/2” by 1/2” smaller than they started.

The top and legs are repurposed oak from a countertop. The Brazillian Cherry surrounding the table top came from my dumpster find.

They are not my crowning acheivement but I like them just fine and they are perfectly suited for the small room they are going into.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#1 posted 11-03-2012 01:28 AM

I like the simple, clean design. Nice work.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 11-03-2012 02:06 AM

Nice tables and great job of recycling!!!!!!!!!!!!..........Jim

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

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#3 posted 11-03-2012 02:14 AM

I’m with Chris, simple design, crisp lines – love them.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 11-03-2012 02:25 AM

they look great to me

like they were built this way

good save
good hide
good warm

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 11-03-2012 04:44 AM

They are very nice,wood colours are great

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-03-2012 05:59 AM

Nice looking. Good work sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-03-2012 12:55 PM

Well done, look great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 11-03-2012 01:34 PM

Hey lumberjocks,

Thanks for the compliments! You all are very kind, supporting and fantastic teachers. I don’t what to hex myself but it’s starting to get easier. I have many lessons to learn. I can’t wait to learn them.


-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 11-03-2012 02:35 PM


A pair of handsome side tables, nicely proportioned and a great fit and finish.

:-) ...did you find all of those 90* angles challenging after your Pentagon Table?

BTW, ...a ‘Wink and a Nod’ from Mother Nature for repurposing the lumber in these tables.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#10 posted 11-03-2012 03:12 PM

That edge-banding makes a nice finishing touch and compliments the oak very well. Excellent work! And who doesn’t like Twinkies?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 11-03-2012 03:28 PM

I echo a lot of sentiments posted above. Simple and clean lines, but simple and clean is one of the most difficult looks to achieve. You did a great job on these. It’s hard to believe this is all from re-purposed materials.

Also, where the heck are you finding Brazillian cherry in a dumpster???


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#12 posted 11-03-2012 05:31 PM

If you stand over here where I am they look really good … must be the lighting … :)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#13 posted 11-03-2012 09:49 PM

I heat with wood and know all about expensive firewood.

-- Stephen NYS

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#14 posted 11-03-2012 11:47 PM

Thanks all for the wonderful comments and compliments. It may not last but these tables somehow made to the top 3. That’s a first for me. I had to save a screen shot. ;)

You all are funny. It seems I named the tables correctly.

Edge – banding? Good, now I know what to call it.

Joe – cool huh? I am constantly looking here and there. You might get a chuckle out of these:
Dumpster Diving
Trying to sand the stuff
The worlds largest router table.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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