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Mahogany Occasional Table

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Project by Norman1 posted 02-15-2014 08:03 PM 907 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the newest addition to the house. It’s a mahogany occasional with maple drawer sides and a pine back. The table has a breadboard top and some grooves on the side panel. The legs are tapered and the stretchers are set back 1/8”. The table has a hand rubbed burnt umber glaze finish with 5 thin coats of lacquer. I really love the look of the mahogany but the pieces that I was working with were a bit difficult because of twist and unusual grain changes. It looks great at the end but not without frustration during the building process.

-- Michael A. Norman





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DanielP

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 08:10 PM

Very nice!

-- Dan P.

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Mauricio

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#2 posted 02-15-2014 08:19 PM

Its a beauty!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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floridadisgirl

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 12:13 AM

Love this!! Very beautiful. Nice job!!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 12:22 AM

Outstanding a good clean build a quality piece.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ottacat

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#5 posted 02-16-2014 01:18 AM

Wonderfully done and the finish looks great. I think all projects give us their own unique set of challenges. You knife hinges look great. On the one project I used them they gave me many challenges.

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ChuckV

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#6 posted 02-16-2014 11:35 AM

Your effort really paid off. This is a beautiful piece with many fine details. Congratulations.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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Alongiron

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#7 posted 02-16-2014 03:50 PM

I really like it! We learn through our frustrations! Great work! Did you have a plan that you worked with?

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-16-2014 03:51 PM

This is a really nice piece. You did a fine job on it.

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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Norman1

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#9 posted 02-16-2014 05:23 PM

Alongiron I created my own plan based on several other similar pieces I’ve made before.

-- Michael A. Norman

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SCOTSMAN

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#10 posted 02-16-2014 07:41 PM

Very nice! but table? I see it more of a bedside cupboard than a table.Well maybe there is a difference in terminology between USA and UK but I don’t think this would be thought of as a table but in any case beautiful piece of workmanship. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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