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This was an experiment with glue. No M&T joinery at all…..on purpose. Simple design, strategic glue points.
A cabinet maker friend swears by the strength of modern glue. This table is strong!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the look and strength of traditional joinery. I’m open to all options.
Really trying to keep it rustic.

Bruce

-- RusticBru of Utah, bpsheelydesigns.com





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trifern

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#1 posted 2301 days ago

Nice looking table. Thanks for sharing.

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

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SteveKorz

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#2 posted 2301 days ago

WOW!... I love that table… you’ve done a fantastic job on that one… !! My wife decorates in primitive/ rustic.

The piece in the background, did you make it too? (or just make this table to match it?)

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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RusticBru

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#3 posted 2301 days ago

Hi Steve,
That piece in the backround was my previous post.
Bruce

-- RusticBru of Utah, bpsheelydesigns.com

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Woodhacker

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#4 posted 2301 days ago

Bruce, that is an impressive, beautiful piece.

-- Martin, Kansas

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DaveC

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#5 posted 2301 days ago

Looks great.

So how are the bottom shelf strechers attached to the legs? Just butt joints and glue?

Dave.

-- Dave.

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grovemadman

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#6 posted 2300 days ago

Nice choice of wood, it looks great.

-- --Chuck

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2300 days ago

If the glue does’nt hold can I have it to put dowel or MandT joints in it? Great looking table. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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TedM

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#8 posted 2300 days ago

Great looking table. Keep us posted on the results of the glue only joinery.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2300 days ago

Bruce,

This is gorgeous. And congratulations on taking a different path in its construction. This is the way we learn and grow as woodworkers.

How did you finish it?

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

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CedarFreakCarl

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#10 posted 2300 days ago

Great piece Bruce! A really nice design….

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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Chris

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#11 posted 2300 days ago

Nice design Bruce… Let us know how it holds up.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 2300 days ago

Great looking wood…. really nice lines. Wonderful piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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blackcherry

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#13 posted 2300 days ago

Nice looking table…hope it stands the test of time…Blkcherry

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#14 posted 2300 days ago

You put out some nice work.
I love M&T but I can’t beat the speed of the Festool Domino. I highly recommend it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Rob

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#15 posted 2300 days ago

I like this a lot. The capped off end of the top are a nice touch. It wont be getting out of line for a long time.

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