Corner Table

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Project by Gene posted 07-11-2008 02:23 AM 1954 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this table for an entrance to my house. A perfect place to set keys, coffey, mail, etc. I have made multiple versions of this table featuring different edges, wood species, leg heights and even a 3 tier version. There really isn’t much to this piece. I used tight fitting dowels to attach the legs. One unique feature I added was that the entire front edge of the top and shelf is face grain. I have seen many versions of this table but they all had endgrain facing the front. Any comments or questions would be appreciated.

-- --Gene Plumley--

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#1 posted 07-11-2008 03:53 AM

good looking project

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#2 posted 07-11-2008 04:07 AM

Very nice project. What finish did you use to get the high-gloss effect?

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#3 posted 07-11-2008 05:54 AM

Nice build and thank you for sharing.

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#4 posted 07-11-2008 10:56 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#5 posted 07-12-2008 02:49 PM


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#6 posted 07-12-2008 05:00 PM

Hi Gene;

These are nice looking tables.

Great job.


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#7 posted 07-13-2008 10:16 PM

Hi Jason, thanks for the complement. I used an outdoor finish. It is Minwax’s, Helman, Spar Urathane
(gloss). It was the wrong type of finish for where the project was going but I like how easy it is to clean and the look it gives the project.

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#8 posted 07-13-2008 10:31 PM

Hello, jack. Thanks. I thought I would try something new, so I used some black, gloss, varathane and finished them before assembly. Then once assembeled I finished the table and shelf. I didn’t really get the face grain on the fron edge, I guess I was typing faster then I was thinking. I just assembeled the tops and shelves so that the end grains were facing the back of the table. ( at the 90) I then cut the convex curve all through one piece of the top and shelf. So you do see end grain along the front but because I didn,t stain or dye these projects it doesn’t show that much.

-- --Gene Plumley--

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