The Can't Table

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Project by Pete Duncan posted 549 days ago 2306 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little twist on the typical “waterfall” style tables we all have seen… Fun build!


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#1 posted 548 days ago

I like it. Beautiful piece of lumber too, Welcome to LJ’s.

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#2 posted 548 days ago

Beautiful piece. Any problems with it being tippy at the end?

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#3 posted 548 days ago

Cool design and beautiful wood.

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#4 posted 548 days ago

That top board is beautiful as is the finish !
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Did you mean cant instead of can’t ?

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#5 posted 548 days ago

A great design and a gorgeous piece of walnut.

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#6 posted 548 days ago

Love that top !

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#7 posted 548 days ago

Great design I like that it is different. well done!

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#8 posted 548 days ago

Beautiful piece of wood! What did you finish it with?

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#9 posted 548 days ago

Looks great—I love incorporating live-edge wood into a more contemporary design. How did you join the top corner?

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#10 posted 548 days ago

Ah hA! Cant as in cantilever, and not as in “Hey! You can’t do that!” Well, at least if the economy goes all to pot, you’ll be able to take in IRONING :-)

(sorry, but an ironing board is what I thought of when I flipped thru your pictures)

Nice table, Love the grain

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#11 posted 548 days ago

Hey Guys!

You got it Joe! Now that you mention it… kinda does look like an ironing board!

bryson, the edge is joined using biscuits, and then reinforced with the runner on the underside that you can see in the “from the side” photo.

dusty, Yep it’s cant, but I just can’t look at can’t without the apostrophe… wheww

Monty, it’s amazingly stable, that was my main concern, but we had it on a rug for a bit and I could even put my cat on the far end and didn’t have any wobble (and she’s a fatty).


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#12 posted 548 days ago

That is one unusual table. Beautiful wood and nice work.

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#13 posted 548 days ago

Ken – The finish is just a wipe on poly, lots of coats, and some elbow grease with the final sanding and buffing. I was going through a little love affair with wipe on poly at the time… I may need to revisit it, b/c I do love the finish of it, especially over walnut.


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#14 posted 548 days ago

Fantastic table, unique design using the beautiful wood and finish. Great job!


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#15 posted 548 days ago

nice table

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