Sinikka's Table

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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 605 days ago 780 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a two shelf sofa back table and could also be considered a console table. The top is spalted Longhi with Lyptus bread board ends and Jatoba show tenons. The frame work is Cherry and assembled with mortise and loose tenons. The table supports (rafters) are laminated Eastern Maple and Walnut. The slat shelves are Western Maple and made in four separate sections. The legs are three piece laminations with double reverse taper and Walnut “darts” at the bottom.The top is held on with steel clips and the breadboard ends (purposely wider than the top) have floating tenons to allow for wood movement.

15” wide x 55” long x 34” high
Danish oil and stain plus several coats of WB Poly

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#1 posted 605 days ago

Very cool table,it has it all great looks and a super design.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 604 days ago

Like the legs!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 604 days ago

Some pretty fancy building qualities in this. Wow, very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Lee Barker

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#4 posted 604 days ago

Darts are cool. This table really engages the eye!



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Chris Matthews

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#5 posted 603 days ago

Thanks Terry, now Cindy wants one! I thought darts were only used in womans dresses – however they certainly do dress this up (Lee should like that one). So how was the longhi to work? It looks like you separated the longhi with either cherry or lyptus (I assume lyptus but hard to tell from the pic) – I like that – it balances the top very nicely with the rafters supporting it.

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Terry Ferguson

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#6 posted 603 days ago

Chris – it is I who should be thanking you for your generosity regarding the longhi. While it is fairly soft, It works well in this situation as flat boards. When the original plank was band sawed in half it did not produce a perfect book match, so I edge laminated them with a 3/8” lyptus strip in between.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#7 posted 600 days ago

Don’t know if I’ve ever seen “darts” before in wood construction (not getting out enough I guess) but they’re striking enough that they’re going to find their way into my latest build (slightly modified), and I thank you for that.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Terry Ferguson

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#8 posted 600 days ago

Like the “rafters” which is not exactly accurate (joists, maybe), darts just seemed like a good way to describe them and I used them on my drum table as well. Gene, you’re entirely welcome and I always look forward to seeing your new work darts and all.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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