A glass top table with opposing arches

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Project by John Fry posted 2267 days ago 2746 views 24 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this the “Opposing Arches” table.

This commissioned glass top display table, or buffet, is 50” wide at the base, 14” deep and 29” tall. It supports a piece of glass that is ¾” thick by 18” by 66”.

The construction is shop sawn zebrawood veneers, laminated on two layers of 1/8” poplar bending ply, on a curved torsion box inner core. The curved members are then framed in sold quarter sawn sapelli. The divider box is shop sawn veneer, cut from a very fine grained piece of Macassar ebony.

You can visit my blog to see the construction tutorial by clicking here

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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#1 posted 2267 days ago

thats so cool!!!!!!! thanks for the post!

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#2 posted 2267 days ago

Very nice. I love the wood and the opposing arches make for a visually interesting peice.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#3 posted 2267 days ago

This is a beautiful piece and so unique. I love it!

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#4 posted 2267 days ago


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#5 posted 2267 days ago

and to think I waste my time making cutting boards….. this is beautiful !!!

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#6 posted 2267 days ago

That is a great looking table!

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#7 posted 2267 days ago

just amazing!!!

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#8 posted 2267 days ago

seriously attractive…and supporting a huge chunk of glass…big weight…

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#9 posted 2267 days ago

This is a beautiful piece

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#10 posted 2267 days ago

great looking piece. Is the glass stable on the one centered post on each end? Looks like it could fall off the stand pretty easy. Not asking to be critical, because the piece is beautiful.

-- JJohn

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#11 posted 2267 days ago

Love it!

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#13 posted 2266 days ago

Really nice. I have always wanted to tackle something with a curve in it. May be one day. Beautiful work.

-- Bob

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#14 posted 2266 days ago

Cool design, great choice in contrasting woods.

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#15 posted 2266 days ago

Great design, choice of material and execution. Thank you for sharing.

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