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Project by Peter1 posted 11-19-2013 04:13 PM 1147 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, my first table. Book matched sassafras floating top table and drawer fronts, on New Guinea Rosewood body. Jarrah hidden splines in mitres and joins. The top “floats” on four small aluminium tubes.

This hall table is designed around the timber – the sassafras is so spectacular I wanted to show it off.

Design is from a table I saw a long time ago which came to mind when I first cut into the wood. Its nice when the timber determines the design.

The construction techniques were adapted from the Boxguy. Its all a little bit rough in places, but pleasing to my eye. I will work harder on getting rid of the snipe.

Dimensions are 800mm high, 1 metre across the top, 250mm wide. Many coats of wipe on poly.





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#1 posted 11-19-2013 04:25 PM

Great job and love the book match.

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 04:35 PM

Looks great!

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 04:52 PM

Wow that’s amazing wood ,nice work.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 07:45 PM

Wow…B.E.A. uuutiful wood!

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 12:55 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 02:00 AM

What a gorgeous book match! Very nice work. Would love to see more of the underside aluminium mounts.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Peter1

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 02:37 AM

Hi Tefinn,

the mounts are simple 30mm long aluminium tubes. Inside one end I glued some ply wood discs which I then glued to the underside of the top piece of sassafras. For the bottom, I cut small circles into the rosewood which the tubes sit in.

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#8 posted 11-20-2013 03:57 AM

Incredible-looking wood, and an excellent table to showcase it. I had no idea sassafrass looked so amazing.

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#9 posted 11-21-2013 01:33 AM

Peter – So if I understand correctly, the top is not fastened to the base, it’s just resting in place. Nice idea.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#10 posted 11-25-2013 02:52 PM

Fantastic table! The wood is gorgeous and like the floating design. Great job!

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#11 posted 12-24-2013 02:55 AM

fantastic table, what did you do for a finish on the sassafras

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#12 posted 12-24-2013 08:13 AM

Hi Golfer, wipe on poly – about 20-30 coats.

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