Small tray table - Mogens Lassen inspired

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Small tray table
Mogens Lassen inspired

This is not a big woodworking project, in fact almost not at all..
A small tray, few cuts in plywood, nails and lacquer on top of a metal cube.

The design is inspired from my Mogens Lassen candlesticks.
Mogens Lassen was a Danish architect, a master.
As a child I had the luck to live in one of his houses, and later my father was given the prototype for his for candles candlestick by the blacksmith that used to make them, this was later given to me.
When I was a student I learned to weld and there I made the other two with one and eight candles, years before they were in production, I had seen them in a book about him.

So when I got my new apartment I could give them a new friend, I made the little table inspired by them.

1. The table with Mogens Lassen candlesticks.
2. Table saw in the new workshop kitchen.
3. A simple tray of plywood.
4. The metal cube and tray with feet.
5. In the new apartment with temporary furniture’s and my sweet daughter.
6. Now in my new home.

Actually some of you have seen the table before… Or the metal frame, since it was originally made for my garden in the old apartment. but was here with a concrete top.

And I still know how to enjoy a good pipe of tobacco…

Mogens Lassen projects:

Who knows perhaps it can inspire a wee bit…

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 11-05-2013 06:59 PM

Ahhh! Another wonderfully elegant and simple project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 08:18 PM

Hi Mads, Simple and elegant. That’s a hallmark of Danish modern design. Don’t miss my last post, it is dedicated to you.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 08:27 PM

Very stylish and nicely done Mads. Lassen’s designs are beautiful. Denmark has a great tradition when it comes to furniture design and design in general. We buy a lot of Danish furniture here in Norway.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-05-2013 09:53 PM

good to see you in your new home…...doing some projects, and waiting for the old shop to become a new shop, then the tools come back out, and the fun continues…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 11-05-2013 11:23 PM

Love the decor of that room! The table is perfect!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-05-2013 11:25 PM

That is a cool tablet top you made you still have access to a table saw, I see. No stopping a wood worker!
It looks great in your new apartment!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-05-2013 11:47 PM

Looks cosy with the sheep skins and candles around.
Love the detail wit you planer sitting on a cuttin bosrd and with a wok on top.. Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 12:50 AM

Mads wonderful
You just happened to have some tools available :)
Home is looking good.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 11-06-2013 10:25 AM

No the project is just one of those that was on the computer, it was made last year, just when I got the apartment.
At this time all my tool are in storage. )-:
Jamie, thanks I love home.
Kærlighedsbamsen, shepherds lounge I might call it from now… Don’t we all need a wok on the planner? LOL.
Jim, not much woodworking, but the lacquer came out great, the finish is usually not my moment of joy.
Lew, smiles, I am having a soft spot for ‘nice’ things, the figures I have collected since I was 18 and the books just seem to grow by them self.
Grizz, the old shop becomes the new shop, I like that!
Mike, yes Lassen was a master, he had a eye for perfecting his times architecture and design, simplify, this impressed me even as a child.
Ken, been there now, and thank you so much, big smile here.
Doug, yes and I have even more old projects on the disk.
Thank you guys for you words and thoughts, I truly appreciate it,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 12:41 PM

You gave new life to an old table in a new home where life goes on. It looks right at home in your new apartment Mads. Great job!

Don’t we all need a wok on the planner?” Maybe Mads, but for that you need a planner. :o) Maybe I’ll try a wok on a No.8.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#11 posted 11-06-2013 03:53 PM

Well done Mads. Just love Mogens Lassen. Maybe Mads it is time for you to start a “surdej” thread, because I am also having problems with mine.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 11-06-2013 09:46 PM

Ahhhh Madts, we can make sour dove at the coffee lounge, think bread and coffee is a fair mix… Mine got fungi’s after months and months of good bread. even my frozen backup dove woke up with fungi’s…
Andy, I would love to see that, a wok on a no 8… Yes a planner is a wonderful luxury.
Thanks for the kind words,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 11-07-2013 09:27 PM

I like that wall of book shelves behind you as well. The table is a good one too.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 11-20-2013 07:16 PM

I like the kithen workshop. LOL. the table looks great. I need to learn how to do some welding.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 11-20-2013 07:29 PM

Mads, I love that. You sure do have a nice apartment and I know that ya’ll will be happy there. That’s a beautiful garden. There’s no telling what you will come up with in that garden. Pleasant and happy thoughts always.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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