LumberJocks

Maple End Tables

  • Advertise with us
Project by cgrooms posted 03-02-2014 11:18 PM 717 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest project. I built matching end tables for a friend. They are made of solid maple and maple plywood. The table is about 22” tall. The tabletop is a 30” diameter circle. I made an octagon of maple plywood and surrounded it in solid maple and cut the circle out of it. I did a bent lamination for the apron part of the table.

For the stain I did a 2:1 mixture of General Finishes Brown Mahogany wood stain and their Antique Cherry stain. I then did a coat of shellac as a sealer and then three coats of General Finishes water based satin polyurethane.





12 comments so far

View SuburbanDon's profile

SuburbanDon

486 posts in 1711 days


#1 posted 03-03-2014 01:59 AM

Very nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

View Mammatus's profile

Mammatus

21 posts in 714 days


#2 posted 03-03-2014 03:16 AM

Beautiful!

How thick were the individual pieces you laminated to create the apron?

View bugz's profile

bugz

773 posts in 1381 days


#3 posted 03-03-2014 04:16 AM

Great looking tables.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

View clarkey's profile

clarkey

447 posts in 1773 days


#4 posted 03-03-2014 07:22 AM

Great Job

View bubbaw's profile

bubbaw

25 posts in 363 days


#5 posted 03-03-2014 01:32 PM

That is great. I liked the octagon shape also. Nice finish.

-- Isaiah 40:31

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

2803 posts in 1135 days


#6 posted 03-03-2014 02:29 PM

beautiful looking table. I like the pattern on the top. Your joints look great. Overall a great looking table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15983 posts in 1584 days


#7 posted 03-03-2014 02:37 PM

You did a very nice job on these.

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

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3014 posts in 541 days


#8 posted 03-03-2014 02:49 PM

Very nice end table and the Maple and finish look great. You did an excellent job on the table top.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View SPalm's profile (online now)

SPalm

4891 posts in 2599 days


#9 posted 03-03-2014 04:29 PM

Sweet.
Good job on all of it. I like the detail groove going down the legs too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View cgrooms's profile

cgrooms

40 posts in 1807 days


#10 posted 03-03-2014 09:34 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

I re-sawed poplar to about 1/8” on the bandsaw and planed it down to about 1/16” to clean it up from the bandsaw. I then re-sawed and laminated just one layer of maple for the top layer to match the rest of the table.

View MarkTheFiddler's profile

MarkTheFiddler

1833 posts in 905 days


#11 posted 03-03-2014 10:24 PM

Wow – You nailed those big miter cuts! Love the legs!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

5217 posts in 1560 days


#12 posted 11-09-2014 05:07 AM

You have lucky friends!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase