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Project by richgreer posted 12-30-2013 03:43 PM 715 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I did this table a while ago and just realized that I had not posted this project here.

As you can see, this is a very simple design. My objective is show off the natural beauty in the wood and I think I succeeded in doing that here.

Bubinga may be my favorite wood. However, it is a little pricy. I spent about $100 on this table top.

I kept the frame very simple and made it with maple.

This is a benchmark table for me. In every previous table I had tapered the legs. This is the first table I made with straight legs. I didn’t do that to make my work easier. I just wanted that look. Since doing this table I have made several more with solid straight legs.

My style has emerged to pieces with straight simple lines and a look of bulkiness. This table was my first that embraced that concept.

FYI – I have the material for a waterfall bubinga bed. That is next on the project list. The challenge will be finding a workspace in my shop that is bid enough for a king size bed. I think I can build it in 4 distinct pieces and assemble it in the bedroom.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.





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wiswood2

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 05:47 PM

Very nice.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Shawn LaFleur

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 07:23 PM

Well done. I’m a fan of straight legs also. Looks cleaner and stronger.

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Paul2274

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 08:11 PM

Very nice Rich… Happy New Year.

ps… Has anyone heard from Neil lately….. NBeener ?
I hope and pray he is doing well.

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tturner

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 01:17 AM

Hey Rich. Good to see you post something as i tend to look at lumberjacks sometimes just to see if you have posted anything because i like to see what you have to say and how you say it!
Reading between the lines here, and your note under your signature, my sense is that keeping things relatively simple but functional, will reveal the wood, color, grain, texture ext of the materials used. I have a high appreciation for that myself. Talk about simple, I had an old grocery pallet that was being thrown away and my daughter asked me to put a few boards between the top and bottom. She painted it and hung it on the wall and its a great knick knack shelf in her living room. Ill post that one later too. Take care and like me, you probably are counting down to spring to get some seat time on the tractor!

Todd

-- I'm him

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 04:08 PM

Rich
Another good piece, Rich. It is interesting how a style emerges and evolves in many life functions. I know the word “style” means different things to different people, but I use it to mean the personal way we go about life, including work and creative endeavors. I am not much into dressing fancy, so that meaning of the word has kinda dropped out of my usage.

Paul
Sent you a personal message re Neil….......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 05:51 PM

Rich, you did a real nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Roger

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#7 posted 01-01-2014 01:20 PM

Very nicely done. Really like the wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 01-02-2014 07:21 PM

Fantastic table! The top is gorgeous which is perfect with the maple legs. Great job!

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