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Project by Shark64 posted 12-19-2012 05:01 PM 30632 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This table measures 56×5 1/2×21 1/2 inches. Yes, only five and a half inches wide. It is a little “tippy” but is made to fit between a sofa and a window. These measurements were specifically requested by my son and the obvious limitation was known in advance.

Construction is simple and straightforward. All the walnut is from old cutoffs and is at least 40 years old. The top started out as a 4/4 piece of lumber that ended up just under a half inch in thickness by the time I got it flat and straight enough to use. No wonder it was still laying around after all of these years.

I used loose tenon joinery for the aprons (rails). Thanks to the people who make the Mortise Pal jig, I really love this device. No metal in the table, just wood and Titebond II.

I will put a bow on it and give it to Santa for delivery.





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#1 posted 12-19-2012 05:08 PM

Something chic and edgy! I like it a lot.

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 05:15 PM

Nicely gone a very unique design.

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#3 posted 12-19-2012 05:19 PM

Now there is a table your are not going to find at the local furniture store!

-- Ted

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 05:28 PM

well done, love Walnut!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 05:42 PM

I was surprised to hear you say the top was 1/2” thick. It doesn’t look too thin on that table. Custom sized tables are great, and handy to have near the sofa.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 12-20-2012 01:25 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 03-29-2013 11:22 AM

Looks amazing.Sofa tables have an important purpose in the modern home, providing function and style to not just your living room, but to any room in which they are placed.

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