End Tables

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Project by robert triplett posted 03-04-2013 04:21 AM 1347 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes I find a piece of wood that I can’t turn into a box or a cutting board. This piece of Lacewood was just too nice! I glued up two pieces for the top, added a little edge treatment with the router. The apron is Lacewood. The legs were glued up from some Peruvian Walnut and Purpleheart. Then I turned them on the lathe. It is put together with mortise and tenon joinery. The top attaches with some wood blocks that have a lip that goes into a groove in the apron. It is 22” square on the top and 22” tall. The couch looked unbalanced, so I made another table. This one has a top of Lyptus with legs of Purpleheart and Yellowheart. I got smart and used some of the figure 8 metal washers to attach the top. Much easier. I used Tung Oil finish on these. Thanks for looking. And Yes, I need to paint my porch- Again! Darn snow and ice!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 04:29 AM

Nice work on both. Like the tops.

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 05:01 AM

Very nice tables : )

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 05:11 AM

Those are some very nice tables. The woods work well together.

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 05:19 AM

nice work ,finish looks good like the contrast on the base.

-- Nad

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 09:27 AM

Very nice work Robert

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-04-2013 05:01 PM

Beautiful job on tables as shown in so much of your work Robert

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 12:47 AM

Beee-u-teeeeee-ful !

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 03:22 AM

These are beautiful! Great Work!!!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 03-05-2013 08:52 AM

Brilliant! It looks so awesome.If you’re looking for additional surface area in your home, or if you want to accentuate your lighting or add to your decor, an end table is what you need.With end tables, you get a great place to set down items, plus, they add a nice decorative element to your space as well.

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#10 posted 03-07-2013 02:53 AM

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!! What beautiful tables…......never find them that nice in any store!!!!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 03-07-2013 02:20 PM

Great looking tables indeed! Like the top and the legs, beautiful grain and wood combo. Great job!

#12 posted 04-17-2013 05:57 AM

Ok quit hiding things from me lol never heard you talk about this either.

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