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Oversized End Table

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Project by Gianni posted 01-13-2013 06:39 PM 1387 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this table last winter to provide a corner for my oversized couches. Originally the plant was on the floor and my wife’s laptop sat on the floor next to it. I wanted something big enough to hold the plant and still provide enough tabletop to be a useful place to set drinks and what-not that may end up being on a table while watching TV. It had to have a shelf on the bottom where my wife’s laptop and the tablet could sit and charge while not in use.

I cheated on the rails – the right angle corners allowed me to run full-length rails in behind them then cover them up with a trim piece that was simply cut to length. I felt this would turn out better, since I’m terrible at mortise and tenon joints.

The tiles sit a bit proud of the border, as there was a last-minute change in which tiles would be used. The originals were about 1/16th shorter than the glass tiles I ended up using, but the originals just didn’t look as good as I’d expected and I really like these. It has the added advantage of forcing people to set drinks on the tile and not the wood border, so I guess that works out ok.

Frame, shelf, and top border trim are solid oak, covering a piece of plywood that sits underneath the tiles.





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#1 posted 01-13-2013 06:40 PM

Cool design and a good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 07:25 PM

Contemplating a simular build…. Very nice simple to build design…. Thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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