Walnut Hallway Table

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Project by gpeau posted 438 days ago 1458 views 23 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 438 days ago

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

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 438 days ago

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 438 days ago

That is a beautiful piece of functional art.


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#4 posted 438 days ago

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 438 days ago

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 438 days ago

A totally unique design well done

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 438 days ago

I’m impressed. Very beautiful table.

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#8 posted 438 days ago

Very slick.

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#9 posted 438 days ago

Interesting piece. Well done.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#10 posted 438 days ago

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

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#11 posted 438 days ago

I love the table. You should be very proud.

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#12 posted 438 days ago

Very well done.

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#13 posted 438 days ago

I dig it. Very nicely done.

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#14 posted 437 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

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#15 posted 437 days ago

Very very nice looking table.
Good Job

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