A modern table I was commisioned to build

  • Advertise with us
Project by Mark55 posted 03-04-2013 12:24 AM 2669 views 17 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took this project on thinking it would be a formidable challenge ( and it was). Although it was fun It took me a lot longer than I wanted. As simple as it looks it was very difficult. I had to make a form and laminate 4 layers to get the curved shape on each leg. Not a big deal but what threw me off was I had to taper the legs so they would lay on each other at the intersection of each leg. It is really hard to taper a curved piece of wood but after lots of hand work I got it done. The cool thing about it is the legs hold each other up in a perpetual way so to speak, with pins going through them to keep them from sliding apart.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

18 comments so far

View Dan Krager's profile

Dan Krager

3909 posts in 2170 days

#1 posted 03-04-2013 12:33 AM

That is really slick, Mark. Nicely done, too. It’s a design that is good because it holds ones interest.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL Just when you figure out where things are in the hardware store, they rearrange the store.

View a1Jim's profile


117032 posts in 3513 days

#2 posted 03-04-2013 12:35 AM

Very cool design ,great job.

-- wood crafting & classes

View GenerationWW's profile


521 posts in 2185 days

#3 posted 03-04-2013 12:35 AM

Very cool, I like it nice job!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

View luv2learn's profile


2742 posts in 2238 days

#4 posted 03-04-2013 12:47 AM

Mark, you have to have a lot of confidence in your skills to tackle a project like this. I don’t see anything simple about it. Beautiful craftsmanship. My hat is off to you!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View Daiku's profile


232 posts in 2843 days

#5 posted 03-04-2013 01:21 AM


Nice! You say it looks simple, maybe to the lay person. It boggles my mind just looking at it.

Thanks for posting, great job,

-- Cal Noguchi -

View blackcherry's profile


3337 posts in 3758 days

#6 posted 03-04-2013 01:29 AM

The top view look like a Celtic knot design, its a brain teaser for sure but a great looking design…thanks for posting…BC

View Woodbridge's profile


3535 posts in 2353 days

#7 posted 03-04-2013 02:27 AM

That is a very cool coffee table. The curved legs and the way they are formed together is outstanding.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View MrWoodChip's profile


17 posts in 1905 days

#8 posted 03-04-2013 04:31 AM

I’m impressed. I’m not sure what i would say if a customer asked me to build something like that.

View Mark55's profile


162 posts in 1999 days

#9 posted 03-04-2013 10:11 AM

Thank you everyone. When I was asked to do this project I was so curious I just had to try it. Pricing was difficult because if you look at it you see very little material, but hours of labor and I knew this. I felt the price I gave them was a little high, but because it took so long, it became a labor of love and not profit. But for me the accomplishment itself was the profit on this one.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

View jap's profile


1251 posts in 1989 days

#10 posted 03-04-2013 02:36 PM

that is sweet

-- Joel

View rrww's profile


263 posts in 2049 days

#11 posted 03-04-2013 03:25 PM

Impressive! Something to be proud of for sure.

View MarkTheFiddler's profile


2068 posts in 2124 days

#12 posted 03-04-2013 05:24 PM

Beautiful job! I really got a headache trying to figure out the joinery. The self supporting part is incredible.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

View DBuonomano's profile


90 posts in 2031 days

#13 posted 03-04-2013 06:28 PM

Really impressive!

View helluvawreck's profile


30543 posts in 2802 days

#14 posted 03-04-2013 06:32 PM

Unusual and really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Earlextech's profile


1160 posts in 2626 days

#15 posted 03-04-2013 06:32 PM


-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics