Reverse Taper Leg Table

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Project by qball posted 01-25-2013 12:56 PM 3090 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table top is heart pine that was harvested from Eglin Air Force Base after a hurricane. The base is poplar that has been ebonized using India Ink. The reverse taper leg idea came from the following project.

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#1 posted 01-25-2013 01:10 PM

I like the Gumby legs.

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#2 posted 01-25-2013 01:17 PM

Different look, I like it.

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#3 posted 01-25-2013 01:41 PM

Very cool!

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#4 posted 01-25-2013 02:18 PM

Simple and fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 01-25-2013 04:44 PM

Good clean build plus a cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-25-2013 06:19 PM

Interesting design; I think it’s bound to get some interesting reactions.

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#7 posted 01-25-2013 07:48 PM

Those reverse-tapered legs are definitely cool! Also, nice use of the blown-down pine—now that tree gets to live on, instead of just rotting away.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 01-26-2013 04:05 AM

Love it. Thanks for posting the inspiration link too.

I like that you’ve really run with the reverse taper vibe, makes it quite unique. Also very impressed how an inspired finish can transform the accessible timber choice. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 01-26-2013 05:00 AM

That’s just plain stunning. In a good way!


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#10 posted 01-26-2013 06:35 AM

great looking table. how do you apply the india ink to ebonize the legs?

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#11 posted 01-29-2013 08:23 PM

I used Speedball Super Black India Ink from Hobby Lobby. It was around $6. I used around half of the bottle to around 1 cup of water. Next time I will use the whole bottle as I had to do multiple coats to get it to the black in which I had envisioned. I’m thinking that if I use the whole bottle then it may not take as many cotes. Any way super easy and cheap way to get the ebony look. Also no need to raise the grain and then sand as you will raise the grain with the first coat anyway. This assuming that you will do multiple coats.

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#12 posted 02-21-2013 01:50 AM

Love it. I love simple straight lines and this fits in with a flare. Made even better with recycled wood.

Not sure I am up to this challange, but it is so cool I may just have to give it a go. It would be a perfect chair table for my music listening corner.

Keep up the great stuff.

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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#13 posted 11-23-2017 10:30 PM

This is a very nice table and a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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