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Project by bigperm posted 05-12-2008 12:49 AM 1538 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a desk I made for the entryway to my home. It is made from ribbon stripe mahogany. It is finished in oil and wax. After this project, I doubt I would use ribbon stripe mahogany again, The alternating grain structure makes it difficult to sand and plane.

I have also included pictures on how I cut the curved half-lap legs. It took some thought on how to set-up the templates to get this right.

Enjoy





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trifern

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#1 posted 05-12-2008 01:02 AM

Very nice design. I like your choice of hardware also. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 05-12-2008 01:12 AM

Great job! I love those legs.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-12-2008 01:18 AM

Very elegant piece.

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#4 posted 05-12-2008 02:16 AM

I enjoyed looking at this project. The legs give the piece a unique design.

Very nice.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 05-12-2008 03:18 AM

This tables design blew a breath of fresh air through my house. Really. Anyway this is the type of post that keeps me looking to Lumberjocks.com for inspiration.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#6 posted 05-12-2008 06:22 AM

wow…this is really nice…

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#7 posted 05-12-2008 01:53 PM

The large top piece makes the slender legs look as if they are holding more weigth then they are suppose to. Great way to make a piece get that second look. Nice design.

-- JJohn

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#8 posted 05-13-2008 12:56 PM

Very nice design…. very open and light & your finish looks great.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 05-13-2008 04:47 PM

Beautiful entry hall table! I love the ribbon stripe mahogany. the legs are very elegant.

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#10 posted 05-20-2008 05:13 AM

Very nice hall table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 07-01-2008 05:32 PM

Sweet design and the Ribbon Mahogany is beautiful…Great job : )

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

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#12 posted 12-12-2008 05:22 PM

Thanks for the comments. Ribbon Stripe Mahog is very difficult to work with. Don’t think I would use it again. Working on a project with Sapele right now. Will post pics when I finish.

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