Quilted Maple Triangle End Table

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Project by Jeff Tobert posted 248 days ago 1116 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick and easy little table I made for a charity golf tournament. The biggest challenge was mortising for the aprons at 60 degrees to one another on a round and tapered leg. Like most challenges in woodworking, it just takes the right jig! I first saw the design for this table in Fine Woodworking. The top is made from Oregon big leaf quilted maple and the legs and apron are walnut. The finish on the top is a high gloss pre-catalyzed lacquer.

-- All in or give in.

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#1 posted 248 days ago

Jeff, i’ve been holding onto that FWW article till my skills catch up with it. Your execution is we’ll done, the top grain flows nicely. Well done.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#2 posted 248 days ago

You know what, you should try it, it’s not that hard! The turning is as easy as it gets, and the jig is not tough to construct. Good luck with it.

-- All in or give in.

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#3 posted 248 days ago

great table project, not sure about the quick and easy for me… The top is beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 248 days ago

That top is beautiful. Elegant design…well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 248 days ago

nice looking table, beautiful top.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 248 days ago

Great work Jeff! From wood select to the finish well done.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#7 posted 248 days ago

I have this table on my list to make this year. Yours looks great. Good job.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#8 posted 248 days ago

This is a wonderful looking table. I really like the shape and the materials you used.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#9 posted 248 days ago

Nice table- Beautiful maple…..

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 248 days ago

Any easy add to my favorites list. I love this wood combination and the style design. Simple and elemental for the ages.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#11 posted 247 days ago

I’ve always liked that table. Nice job!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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