Mahogany occasional table

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Project by matt garcia posted 06-20-2008 11:53 PM 1416 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the last remaining pieces of Mahogany from my Highboy project. I had a few days of cool weather in March, and decided to make this table. It features a one piece, 16” wide top, and the frame is around 22” tall. The top is the scrap from the Highboy scroll board. Finished in Armor Seal.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#1 posted 06-21-2008 12:58 AM

nice table. i like the way the table looks. not sure if it is light reflection but the table looks on fire! thanks for the post

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#2 posted 06-21-2008 02:18 AM

That mahogany is beautiful. I love the way the light plays with the grain.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#3 posted 06-21-2008 02:56 AM

The table looks nice, very clean lines. But where is the Bubinga inlay ??? (:
I think mahogany is the prettiest when it has a simple oil finish. You did nice.
Bet your wishing for some of those cool days again. Its been in the 90’s for the last 3 weeks, up here.
Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 06-21-2008 03:50 AM

Not bad for scrap.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#5 posted 06-21-2008 06:06 AM

Very Beautiful table. Like the man said, it looks on fire. Very well made and You deserve a break today.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 06-21-2008 03:41 PM

I really like the simple, clean design. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 06-21-2008 04:47 PM

Thanks guys!! I was drawn to this piece of Mahogany when I first saw it on ebay. I had laid out my mortises on the legs, and cut them, but I made a mistake on the layout. I originally wanted a slight reveal by offsetting the mortises. Once they were cut I realized my mistake, but I also noticed how even the joint was. So I just went with it, and sanded the legs flush with the aprons. I think it turned out great.
Yeah Dave, it sure has been hot here in Houston! Can’t wait for that first cool front!! I will be ready!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 06-21-2008 05:12 PM

sweet !
You have skills

Welcome to lj’s MATT

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 06-21-2008 06:59 PM

Nice job with some beautiful wood.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 06-22-2008 12:39 AM

Good use for leftover timber. Love the figure in the top.

-- Bob

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#11 posted 06-22-2008 05:44 AM

simply beautiful wood and craftsmanship

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 06-24-2008 11:13 PM

Very nice looking table. I love to wood you used.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#13 posted 10-11-2008 05:33 PM

Thats a nice table, Matt.

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