My very..... first table ever to build.

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This project has two first for me, the table is my very first to ever build and the tapering of the legs is also a first for me, I used my Delta joiner to taper the legs, I believe it took around 10 passes on each side at a 1/16h cut per pass.

This is a small 3 legged display table, the table is from the center trunk of a spalted hackberry tree, the legs are made from walnut and tapered, I used pinned dowels for joinery, this table stretches 29 1/2” tall, 13” wide and 11 1/2” deep. It is finished in one coat of tung oil, three coats of wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax.

This project was a thorn in my side as I knew what I wanted to make out of the slab which was the table but just didn’t know how to go about it since I’d never done a table before, it was the legs that had me troubled but once I found the time, I put research in and came up with a plan on how to construct the mounting for the legs under the table.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 568 days ago

Nice piece. I absolutely love all of your Hackberry wood you use.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 568 days ago

Looks like your persistence paid off! The table turned out beautiful! It has a nice look to it!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 568 days ago

will done you do nice work and this show you can do what you want to if you put your mine to it .
I like I say if you can dream it, I can make it time is on my side , I don’t give dead lines to thing I have never made

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#4 posted 568 days ago

Very cool table, like the entire look. The top sure has a nice figure and the shaped legs have nice lines. Well done.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#5 posted 568 days ago

well your first table is a smashing beauty…very nice contrast of woods, and a very nice job on the taper of the legs, im sure anything you make is going to be beautiful, your a real craftsman with wood working in your blood, let your passion guide you in your designs and you wont ever have a bad project…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 568 days ago

VERY NICE! Good integration and reults. Your moving on!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 568 days ago

Thanks everyone, yea Thomas, I kind of stepped away from the bandsaw didn’t I? haha, this was purely joiner and tablesaw. No! wait I forgot I did use the bandsaw to cut the slab, LOL

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#8 posted 568 days ago

Nice looking table ,but it would almost be a shame to place anything on it because the top is just such a beautiful piece of spalted wood, a mural of sorts .

-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 568 days ago

Very, very nice. The walnut looks great with the hackberry. The design is perfect for the size of the table too.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#10 posted 568 days ago

Very cool table .

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 568 days ago

Knew you could do it! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 568 days ago

Nice looking table, but the top is what makes it really outstanding!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#13 posted 568 days ago

Wow that is a work of Art. I love that joinery and the Hackberry is such a pretty wood

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#14 posted 568 days ago

cool design and beautiful wood!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Jamie Speirs

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#15 posted 568 days ago

Randy that is an awesome piece
The wood on it’s own is spectacular and that can often
overwhelm the other structure, but you have pulled it
together nicely and created a great wee piece.

Edit, Cant see the secret Drawer? LoL

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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