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Project by Brian posted 11-27-2012 05:35 PM 1039 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table for our living room. My wife saw a similar one in a sales paper and after going to the store and seeing it in person I figured I could make one just as nice, if not as inexpensively.

The entire thing is walnut except the inner drawer parts, those are made from some spalted poplar I had kicking around.

The most difficult part of the entire thing was figuring out how to attach the “X” to the inside corners, I ended up using a loose tenon and slotting the end of the X so that I could slide it down onto the tenons. I worked well, but took some fiddling to get a clean joint.

I closed in the back with random widths of tongue and grooved walnut slats that I slightly beveled to hide any gaps that may open up with seasonal movement.

Brian

-- Brian, Jericho Vermont





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#1 posted 11-27-2012 05:38 PM

Clean and beautiful build

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

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 05:39 PM

Splendid beauty. Well worth the hard work.

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 05:58 PM

Simply beautiful. Those back slats look fantastic.
What finish did you use?
Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 06:30 PM

A great build Brian,this a very beautiful and classic looking table.

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 03:21 AM

great looking table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 11-28-2012 08:42 AM

Built with pride and paitence by a craftsman. Well done.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#7 posted 11-28-2012 12:14 PM

Fantastic piece Brian. Love the “X” in the design; floating tenon was probably a great solution. The small inside tapers on the feet fits well with the design. Keep on making sawdust.

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#8 posted 11-28-2012 12:39 PM

excellent job, i really like the x design and the bottom shelf,also nice choice of wood.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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#9 posted 11-28-2012 01:48 PM

great project, gota love the walnut ,

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#10 posted 11-28-2012 05:03 PM

Wooo Hooo!! What a beauty!
Like you I have made alot of things for the house that my wife saw somewhere.
Your words are very true, “I figured I could make one just as nice, if not as inexpensively.”
But you cannot buy the quality, the real solid wood, nor the pride.
So when that $65.00 hall table ends up costing $210.00 … I just think of the quality and a one of a kind piece that the neighbors will covet me for owning. ... That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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

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#11 posted 11-28-2012 05:14 PM

what a beautiful table, i love walnut and this table shows all its beauty, you did a great job, first class all the way…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 11-29-2012 04:21 AM

Great looking project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 11-29-2012 01:30 PM

Well done!! Looks great.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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