My first table

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Project by bradyvan posted 05-30-2008 10:29 PM 1735 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I just started woodworking, I decided to take a class at the local community college. It was definitely worth it. Not only did I find out about shop safety, where to expect tearout, and how to use the tools to the best of their ability, but I also was able to make this table. I decided on lyptus because I liked the environmental aspect and I loved the color. I’m waiting to see how it ages. Of course, I had someone helping me the whole way through, but I thought it turned out nice. Now I just don’t know where to put it!

-- -Brady

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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 05-30-2008 10:35 PM

Looks like a good table to put next to a chair or couch and put a lamp on.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#2 posted 05-30-2008 10:42 PM

That is really excellent, especially for a first table.

Don’t even ask my wife about the problem of where to put the stuff I make. I think if I sneak one more thing into the house, she’s going to put me out of the house.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-30-2008 11:15 PM

thats a nice table. i like the look of the lyptus too. thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 05-31-2008 12:03 AM

I am still afraid of table :-) very nice table, i like the fact that it turned out not very dark.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#5 posted 05-31-2008 12:15 AM

I like this table. Really nice color. Good job.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#6 posted 05-31-2008 12:28 AM

Very nice work. I am loving the Lyptus…great grain and color, and a nice job with the finish!


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#7 posted 05-31-2008 01:02 AM

Very nice table. You did a great job on it. For a new woodworker it was a great idea to take some woodworking classes. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 05-31-2008 02:03 AM

Nice clean lines. Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 05-31-2008 02:06 AM

Very nice lines and well balanced

Thanks for the post

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#10 posted 05-31-2008 03:43 AM

it’s a great start to your woodworking career!
I just build a similar sized table. I skipped out on the drawer though!
great work.

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#11 posted 05-31-2008 04:02 AM

very nice figure in that Lyptus top…I have a sweet piece of that also and haven’t made anything with it yet…now the wheels are turning …thanks for posting this …..What type of finish , please ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 05-31-2008 04:54 AM

That’s a great table!! I bet you’re proud of it!! All it takes is a project to come out this nice, and your off. Now you have to start looking for deals on lumber, cause once your hooked, thats it!! First tables are great, I love mine!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 05-31-2008 02:08 PM


This is a nice table. It has nice clean lines and you did a good job on the construction.

Well done and thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#14 posted 05-31-2008 03:35 PM

Another great looking table. You really did a good job on the stain. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 05-31-2008 05:52 PM

Ditto on all the comments. Very nice work. I like the clean lines and tapered legs.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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