Hall Table

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Project by Blender posted 12-01-2012 03:09 AM 2155 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A hall table that I made as part of a furniture design course. I was sitting the piece of Wenge for a while, waiting for it to talk to me. I knew that I wanted to make a hall table, but that was it. After some inspiration from Garret Hack’s work and a few FWW articles on floating tops I had a rough idea in my head. The base is maple as are the strips on the top. The strips came to me just before I started prepping the top itself. I had them left over from another project and they had been sticking out of the shelf that I keep scraps on. Just so happens that they were the right dimensions and in my mind bring the whole thing together.
I would like to make some more tables like this and refine the design. Any comments and suggestions are welcome.
Thanks for reading.

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#1 posted 12-01-2012 03:13 AM

Great looking table Mike,

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#2 posted 12-01-2012 03:32 AM

Very,very nicely done. I really like the design and details. The construction looks top knotch. Only question I have is how is the stability? My perception from the photograph is that it looks a little narrow, but it’s hard to really tell from the pictures.

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#3 posted 12-01-2012 03:39 AM

Thanks gents for the comments.
John to answer your question the table is pretty sturdy. I used sliding dovetails to hold the aprons together. I was actually surprised how sturdy it is, that was a concern I had in the beginning.

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#4 posted 12-01-2012 09:52 AM

Lovely!! very slender and elegant with a touch of modern class!

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#5 posted 12-01-2012 01:10 PM

I like the design a lot! If I had to make a suggestion, I would do some pore filling on the top before I finished it. I don’t always fill pores, but I think a super smooth look would take this to the next level.

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#6 posted 12-01-2012 01:35 PM

Beautiful table, great craftsmanship and design.

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#7 posted 12-01-2012 02:27 PM

very elegant design. I like the floating top.

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 08:03 PM

Quite an exceptional table

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 09:48 PM

Borrow away my friend.

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#10 posted 12-01-2012 09:51 PM

Very very nice. A definite favourite. Thanks for posting,


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#11 posted 12-01-2012 09:57 PM

Very fine looking table. I just love floating tops. Well dome.

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#12 posted 12-02-2012 12:02 AM


I’ve been looking at this table in FWW, and have played the video a couple times – sure is pretty. It’s a question of whether it is THE table my wife wants (why should this come as a surprise to me???).

Great work, and I like what you did with the inlay – class act.

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#13 posted 12-02-2012 01:45 AM

Mike, your table is terrific. I wonder if you experimented in softening the angle of the right-angle steps on front stretchers (on a test piece)?

The inlay is also such a great touch. Nice work!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#14 posted 12-03-2012 02:15 PM

Absolutely beautiful work.

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#15 posted 12-07-2012 07:12 PM

This is a lovely piece. I also would like to copy your design. I would like to know the overall length, width and height of this table and the thickness of the top. I have some Mahogany I have been saving for such a table but it is only 3/4” thick which may look too thin for a top.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome you should at least be handy" - Red Green

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