Mondrian Inspired Dining Table

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Project by Jacquelyn Smith posted 08-20-2013 04:59 AM 3174 views 31 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I began this piece quite a while ago. I was commissioned to do another piece so I had to put this on the back burner. Then I was in a bike accident and everything got put on hold. I am glad to be working even if I am not recovered 100%. At last, I am grateful to be finished with this beautiful table!

This is a very nice dining table, 41” wide, 29” high and 85 3/4” long, made from repurposed Fir beams, American Cherry, Walnut and Jatoba.

I was expanding my shop (taking another room from the house) and took out these floor beams. I thought they looked pretty nice but was very focused on creating more space. I had a job that would require another room. So I put these beams under my glue up table and thought that one day I might make a work bench out of them.
When that day came around I began to look a little closer and start some test milling. Most of the beams were very nice, fairly tight grained fir. So I became inspired in the way that inspiration creeps in and takes hold and for some reason I conceived of this table.

Coming down to it was another feat altogether. Choosing the inlay was much like Mondrian quest and struggle. I finally ended up using tape to outline my path way and represent my various woods.
I finished it with Waterlox and rubbed it down with scotchbrite.

This is my first ‘big’ project that I have designed and made with the intention of selling. No client here, no commission. I absolutely loved it.

Thanks for stopping by!


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#1 posted 08-20-2013 05:05 AM

Love it. Great work!

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 05:25 AM

Very very cool. I’m actually building something very similar right now. It’s nice to see this!


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#3 posted 08-20-2013 09:46 AM

great work and great design

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 11:31 AM

Very nice work, great look.

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 11:32 AM

Wow, beautiful table….Excellent job…

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 12:59 PM


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#7 posted 08-20-2013 01:09 PM

that is a nice looking table, the lines are really fun. The fir legs look great.

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 02:30 PM

How cool is that!?

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#9 posted 08-20-2013 03:12 PM

Beautiful design and execution.

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 04:07 PM

The through tenons for the legs are impressive. Are they really through or is it an illusion? very well done

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 04:46 PM

Wonderful design and concept.

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#12 posted 08-20-2013 07:05 PM

Serious looking tenons, very cool design through out, found the different design on each side including the legs was very unique/intriguing. Thanks for sharing and sure that the table will see many lifetimes of enjoyment.

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#13 posted 08-20-2013 10:01 PM

Well done Jacquelyn, this design makes your eyes wander all over the table.

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#14 posted 08-20-2013 10:10 PM

how cow – i can’t wait to see what you do when you’re feeling better! ha ha
beautiful table

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#15 posted 08-21-2013 12:12 AM

added to favorites list.

Really cool design. It has a Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass window feel to it.

Was FLW in to Mondrian design too?

.....can’t stop looking at it.

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