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Tall Maple Topped Side Table

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Project by Withers posted 12-02-2013 01:31 PM 735 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Basic Table i built out of Maple and poplar with pre-made pine legs. this is the first table i’ve made so it was a bit of a learning experience. Especially the top which i (attempted) to dowel together. it ended up attached (eventually) but rather skewed vertically. so i ended up doing a lot of planing and sanding to get the boards somewhat even and level. The box to hold the legs was tricky as well because i had never tried to build a mitered box before so the glue up was very frustrating at first. i eventually figured out a way to drill a hole through all the mitered joints, run a dowel through so it was sticking out at both end, and running really long guitar binding rubber bands all the way around it to secure it while it dried. the end result came out rather nice for my first attempt.

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#1 posted 12-02-2013 02:23 PM

Great start to table building. You learn a little bit more from every job!!
Have you ever seen transfer points or dowel points” They are round on one end and you stick them in the dowel hole and they have a small point on the other with a flange to hold the point at the top of the wood. You carefully position the part with the points in it over the mating part and smack it with a non marring mallet to transfer the location. I use them all the time and they work great.
cheers, Jim

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

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