Hallway table (or catchall)

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 09-27-2013 05:17 PM 2055 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for our auction as well. The woods are Sapele and curly maple. I used sliding dove tails to attach the top to the maple and only glued the front of the joint to allow movement. I found I really needed practice doing sliding dovetail setup and more patience. All the other joints are held with screws. Overall though it was an easy and elegant build that was very popular at the auction.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 05:20 PM

Great looking table, I’m sure it demended a good price to win the auction. I just finished a bridal chest for Blondie out of sapele. Like the look of the grain flow.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 07:39 PM

Looks very nice…....a bit tippy but still very nice.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 08:45 PM

looking at picture one, i thought this had a steel legs. looks great from all angles! the maple “yokes(?)” are reminiscent of anvils. Awesome design and execution!

-- John - Central PA -

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#4 posted 09-28-2013 01:25 AM

This is an elegant and modern beauty!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 09-28-2013 11:39 AM

Nice hallway table Mike…nicely done.

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

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#6 posted 09-29-2013 12:20 PM

Dude, where’s the EOD patch in it??

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#7 posted 09-29-2013 02:33 PM

thank you for the comments. I agree it looks less stable than I like too (Tippy) but it was made to be against a wall, so I think it will be OK. I plan to make another in the future and go slightly deeper as well as tapering the inside of the leg rather than the outside.

Snakeye – believe it or not it had a badge and a memorial carved in it till three days ago. It didn’t come out well and I removed it. So yes it had one.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#8 posted 09-30-2013 04:19 PM

That’s one classy hallway table. Like the floating design, great joinery and the pretty wood choices. Great job!

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