Curvy End Table

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Project by TampaMark posted 11-19-2013 12:58 PM 1419 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My last post was a wavy coffee table using some pretty bold-colored wood. The general consensus at home was it might be a little too bold for some people’s taste (even some people who live in the same house with me). Back to the drawing board I went.

I decided to again do a wavy table, but this time use more traditional woods. I also decided to go a little smaller. The result is a 28” long, 23” wide end table that sits on a 24” tall walnut base. I again used a satin poly finish that is the preferred finish of Mrs. TampaMark.

This table has been very well received as it is softer in color and also matches (sort of) some of the other furniture that I have built over the years. I also improved on the crisp seems between the woods in this table.

One final thought. For years, the joke about my woodworking was that I could make (or at least attempt to make) anything as long as there were straight lines and cuts. If something had a curved piece of wood, I didn’t even consider working with it. I put myself in a “straight cut” box.

Over the last few years (beginning with my canoe project), I have started to embrace the curve. What I once considered outside my ability level was just an opportunity to learn new skills and building techniques. I still feel more confident with straight lines, but I no longer shy away from projects that include curves. There might be a life lesson in there somewhere, or it could just be the poly fumes. Not sure which. Happy cutting!

-- -- Mark (maker of high-grade kindling)

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#1 posted 11-19-2013 01:01 PM

Very nice Mark i love the curves and colours, i would love one
well done !

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 01:04 PM

Well done. Very attractive table!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 01:04 PM

Very nice, I like it.

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 03:05 PM

Very cool table, looks great….well done

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

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 03:44 PM

It’s very nicely done and beautiful as well.

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 11-19-2013 04:23 PM

Great job. Love the smooth lines and contrasting of the woods

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 11-19-2013 09:03 PM

that is very cool

-- Chad Griffiths Vist my Etsy Shop

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 01:02 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 11-20-2013 02:05 AM

Beautiful table!

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#10 posted 11-20-2013 06:29 PM

Very interesting idea and nice looking ofcourse. Always nice to see something inovative.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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