Hummingbird Table

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Project by Dan posted 01-14-2013 07:24 PM 1279 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table for my family’s Christmas party this year. We do a Yankee Swap, so each person brings one item, and people have to ability to “steal” gifts from each other. (If not familiar with a Yankee Swap I can give more details later in the comments, as its not needed for the project description)

It features a fretwork front with a floral pattern and a hummingbird in the center. The tabletop is 14” x 14”, and the table stands just about 26” tall. This is the first project I have done that required mitering the corners, and my miters did not come out perfect, but pretty close. It is made from aspine, which is what gives it such a near white appearance. I made it from aspine so it would have a light color, that way the person who ended up with it in the swap could easily stain or paint it to match their decor.

This was made using a table saw, a large scroll saw (1940’s saw, used to cut the legs), and a normal scroll saw (16” Craftsman used for the fretwork), and a router (to give a decorative edge on the tabletop).

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 07:45 PM

Very cool table,the scroll work really makes it pop.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 08:07 PM

Very nice piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 09:01 PM

Love it. Nice work.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 02:51 PM

Awesome work done with the beautiful table. Like the fretwork design which gives it character.


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