Fretwork Pedestal Table

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Project by RayF posted 10-16-2013 05:43 PM 1462 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project is this pedestal table made from a pattern by Dan Wilckens of Wilckens Woodworking. It’s a beautiful piece that I’ve been working on a little at a time for about 2 months. It’s well worth the effort. It’s about 28” tall with 3/4” oak plywood pieces for the base and the top. I edged them with a walnut banding. The side panels are 1/2” oak plywood with walnut and maple overlays. I’ve installed lights, but it actually looks better with the lights off so I doubt that I’ll use them much. Thanks for looking!

Ray F

-- Ray F - Onalaska, Wisconsin

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#1 posted 10-16-2013 06:56 PM

Wow this is a amazing design and some very good workmanship .

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 08:11 PM

Holy crap. That’s a hell of a piece. Well done.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 08:37 PM

A beautiful piece and excellent cutting too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 10-16-2013 11:08 PM

That is a beautiful piece. I could say that you “need to get a job” but then others would say that about me, so I wont say it. You must have amazing patience. I love it.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 10-17-2013 12:51 AM

Great craftsmanship Ray. It is a beautiful piece.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#8 posted 10-17-2013 02:16 AM

You done a great job.

-- Todd

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#9 posted 10-17-2013 02:45 AM

That table is flat out, over the top, awesome! What an incredible piece! I would have been afraid it would be too busy and probably stopped. You have a brilliant artists vision and your craftsmanship is immaculate! Way to go!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 10-17-2013 05:22 AM

Amazing! Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 10-17-2013 06:15 AM

This is really beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 10-17-2013 07:00 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 10-17-2013 10:34 AM

Very nice! I can’t imagine how patient you must be to cut the same pattern 12 times…

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#14 posted 10-17-2013 01:19 PM

Beautiful job. The Wickens have done some excellent patterns.

-- Kepy

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#15 posted 10-17-2013 01:51 PM


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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