Walnut Hallway Table

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Project by gpeau posted 06-20-2013 01:04 PM 1828 views 24 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project at school ( that required curved and veneered parts. The legs are bent laminations, tapered two ways. I resawed each lamination, 5 in total, from riftsawn walnut, then tapered each lamination before gluing them back together (last photo).

Both the table top and the bottom tray are veneered with shop sawn veneers. The top is pretty straightforward, but the bottom tray is curved with the corners pulled up a bit more than the sides. This was done with 9 veneers in the vacuum bag over the inverse form of the tray.

The photo shows the first round where I veneered 7 layers, each perpendicular to the next over the form in the back of the photo. I built the tray in two rounds so that I could clean up the edges, hide the veneer layers with lipping and the final round overlaid the top and bottom fully with veneer.

The finish was multiple coats of Deft Oil with the last two coats burnished with a grey scotch bright pad.

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 01:20 PM

Wow. That is an impressive piece.
I really like it.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 01:36 PM

What craftsman ship. That’s pure art. Beautiful work. That must be a super school and you are a super student

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 01:36 PM

That is a beautiful piece of functional art.


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#4 posted 06-20-2013 02:17 PM

Very nice piece and craftsmanship. The legs really stand out to me with their unique shape and delicate look of bent wood and curves. Tres cool.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 02:26 PM

It’s a real nice design and you did a good job on it.

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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#6 posted 06-20-2013 02:57 PM

A totally unique design well done

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-20-2013 03:05 PM

I’m impressed. Very beautiful table.

-- Kirk H. --

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#8 posted 06-20-2013 04:08 PM

Very slick.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#9 posted 06-20-2013 04:17 PM

Interesting piece. Well done.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#10 posted 06-20-2013 04:17 PM

A beautiful piece of furniture and design…. really well executed…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 06-20-2013 06:51 PM

I love the table. You should be very proud.

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#12 posted 06-20-2013 08:02 PM

Very well done.

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#13 posted 06-20-2013 10:55 PM

I dig it. Very nicely done.

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#14 posted 06-21-2013 12:43 AM

Absolutely beautiful.

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#15 posted 06-21-2013 01:19 AM

Very very nice looking table.
Good Job

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