A modern table I was commisioned to build

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Project by Mark55 posted 03-04-2013 12:24 AM 2302 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.

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#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 There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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

Very cool design ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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

Very cool, I like it nice job!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#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

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#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 -

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#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

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#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

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#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.

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#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.

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

that is sweet

-- Joel

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

Impressive! Something to be proud of for sure.

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#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!

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

Really impressive!

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

Unusual and really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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


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

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