Nesting table

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Project by Willie Wolf posted 12-30-2013 04:01 PM 1617 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nesting Table
This nesting table is made from solid cherry hardwood and has a curly maple inlay of three gingko leaves.

The tops of the two nesting tables fold using butler-tray spring hinges. For storage they slide into a track under the top of the main table.

The main table is 18 ½” x 18 ½” x 24 1/2”. The two nesting tables are 15” x 15” x 23” when extended.

The gingko inlay was made using a Shopbot Desktop CNC machine with a 90 degree “V” bit. All the mortise joinery and the hinge mortises were cut using the CNC machine.

-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 09:39 PM

The precision had me jaw dropped until I read the details about the CNC thing, still work of art to be sure.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 09:39 PM

Oops,,,double post – again!

Could someone in the “cloud” please give us a delete whole post button?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 04:37 AM

I love it

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#4 posted 01-04-2014 08:17 AM

I love the idea behind these nesting tables. Did you design the nesting mechanism yourself or was there plans for it? Can you give more details.

-- -- Mike Beauvais

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 04:52 PM

No, I am not that clever.

I saw the tables at my friends house and then I found the company online, at the following url.

I am not a fan of their design but the concept is great. I made the plans myself based on some photos I took of my friends table. Other than the design changes I also modified their construction. They have one leg set permanently screwed to the nesting table base while the other turns to lock the folding top into position. Their legs are therefore not align symmetrically to the table top. Cannot tell from the photos they posted. Not a big deal but I like things aligned symmetrically.

Got to say that their retail price is hard to beat. Pretty sure they are not using solid hardwood for the top of the main table and don’t know what solid wood they use for everything else.

I have posted detailed instructions on how to build these tables at:

Hopes this helps.

-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon

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#6 posted 04-17-2014 05:17 AM

Lovely table.I also see this type & also another cute types nesting table at .

Anyone can buy this from online from another websites also.

-- ---- I Love Myself!!

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