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Bocote Slab Floating Hallway Table

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Project by Jero posted 02-16-2013 11:31 PM 3321 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Asian inspired, floating top, bocote slab hallway table. Found an interesting slab at a wood store and had to have it! Modeled a hallway table after several variations that I liked and ended up wtih this.

The legs are 8/4 walnut, tapered from the bottom to the top. the lower rail is a peice of “rustic” hard maple. The main rails are all mortise and tenon construction. First time mortising walnut…way easier than oak! The finish is 3 coast of brush on lacquer.

It is also my first piece of furniture that sent me to the emergency room! Making my final curved rail piece on the bandsaw, my mind was elsewhere, the blade cut through the wood, and into the tip of my thumb. Three stiches later, I was out.

-- Jeremy - Marshfield, WI





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gsimon

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 12:02 AM

I really like this table and the design
I can see what you mean the top would make me pull the trigger as well
Having the cross member up on end is a nice touch because it would be stronger and show off the grain
Way to put your heart and soul into this…ooops i mean thumb and soul :)

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 12:17 AM

Great looking table, well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 01:08 AM

You da man! Nice inovation and delivery.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 02:02 AM

Really nice piece. Hope it’s the first and last to send you to ER.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 04:07 AM

This is a wonderful table.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-17-2013 04:58 AM

Beautiful!!
Excellent execution of design, wood choice and construction
Just shows what blood sweat and tears make

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#7 posted 02-17-2013 05:21 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks. looking forward to seeing more of your work.

I like this table. I like the design.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 02-17-2013 05:42 AM

I admire your sense of design. This is a beautiful piece.

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 02:21 PM

Very nice design and build Jeremy. I thought I was the only person who could injure himself with a bandsaw! I’m glad for you that it wasn’t serious. Bandsaws can easily lull you into a sense of safety just before they bite you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 03:42 PM

Very cool design. I like it that you used a slab for the top rather than a traditional top.

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

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 04:19 PM

really like the design

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#12 posted 02-17-2013 09:03 PM

Nice design, very artistic and beautiful to look at.
You won’t see one of those at IKEA.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#13 posted 02-20-2013 05:41 AM

Beautiful design and execution! And it looks great in that spot!

Speaking of looking great—let’s keep the fingers attached, shall we…...?!

-- Dean

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#14 posted 04-02-2013 08:44 PM

Great piece.

-- I never finish anyth

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