Side Table

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Project by Casper posted 02-25-2013 05:12 PM 2492 views 22 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Honduran mahogany and walnut. The pulls are made from wenge and cherry. Finished with a wiping varnish.

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 05:49 PM

I really like the contrast between simple clean lines and the more rugged joinery around the drawers and top surface – immaculate!

-- - The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 08:21 PM

What an interesting design, I really like the lines here, clean and makes a statement.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 09:14 PM

! like it

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 01:12 AM

I LIKE it. I would have never thought to cut fingers deep but it really adds dimension to table. Beautiful drawer fronts and I love the way the drawers appear to be floating above the frame. Great Design

-- mike c

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#5 posted 02-26-2013 01:32 AM

Really nice. Big fan of walnut mixed with anything else. Like the protruding box joints.

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 01:49 AM

Very unusual design, great details, great execution.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 02:19 AM

I applaud the design. Nice work.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#8 posted 02-26-2013 02:59 AM

wow… that’s a fantastic piece! I gotta keep my sweetheart from seeing this, or i’ll hear the inevitable “that’s nice.. why don’t you build us one? bats eyes”... well done! I especially like the contrasting woods and the use of the end grain on joinery (mortise for the divider, finger joints) for detail.

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#9 posted 02-26-2013 05:49 AM

very good looking piece! Great design and choice of wood!

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

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#10 posted 02-26-2013 02:01 PM

I really like the design of this. The only thing I would have changed (and this isn’t a criticism—just a comment) is to have made the drawers (and therefor the entire top) shallower. Right now, to my eye, it appears top-heavy—like the legs are aren’t quite stout enough for the top. Structurally, I’m sure it’s solid as a rock. Regardless, nice work!

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#11 posted 02-26-2013 04:43 PM

Awesome! Favorited!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#12 posted 02-27-2013 03:37 PM

Thank you for the feedback. I should have mentioned I built this after working on some cabinets for the shop (I need to post) which was not very exciting, so I felt like making something very unique. I started with a rough sketch, an idea of where in the house we would place it, and started building. It was nice not worrying about a specific plan and just building. Looking back I agree with garbonsai from certain angles the overall thickness of the top could be decreased about an inch, I really wanted to use as much of the figured walnut as possible so I went with thickness you see in the pictures. A fun project and I appreciate the comments.

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#13 posted 02-28-2013 01:33 AM

Very nice. I like the floating top look

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#14 posted 03-18-2013 11:48 AM

Awesome table.There are a lot of great reasons for you to get a side table. For one, they can be very aesthetically pleasing. If you pick one that matches your other decor, then a side table can add that little finishing touch that brings a room to life. Also, they are great for any place where you need some table space, but don’t have enough room for a full sized table.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 03-18-2013 12:58 PM

Beautiful wood…beautiful workmanship.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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