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Project by KnickKnack posted 09-13-2008 02:30 PM 15461 views 46 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve long wanted to make this “cross-legged” table, and now I have. It looks a bit fragile, but it isn’t – takes my weight easily.
General consensus is that it’s white oak, which I wanted to play with to see how it works before I attempt the outdoor chair thing. Sands quickly, cuts very very slowly, routs OK, and miraculously changed colour from white to brown when I got to sanding at 320.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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#1 posted 09-13-2008 02:46 PM

very unique table. very nice.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 09-13-2008 03:01 PM

Was this your design of from a plan?
I like it.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#3 posted 09-13-2008 03:06 PM

Interesting design, but very nice. I have never seen legs like them before. Well done.

Woody.

-- Woody, UK

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#4 posted 09-13-2008 03:13 PM

Unique indeed, great job! Thanks for sharing. What are the overall dimensions?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#5 posted 09-13-2008 03:22 PM

very cool!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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KnickKnack

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#6 posted 09-13-2008 03:47 PM

Thanks.
To answer the questions.
The design is from my own sick mind :-)
Size: Top is 31cm (12”) square (4 boards), 23cm (9”) high, 27mm (1”) board thickness

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#7 posted 09-13-2008 05:14 PM

Pretty cool! How did you attach the legs to the table? Glue and dowels?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Bloonose

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#8 posted 09-13-2008 05:43 PM

Saw this picture a while back, looks like you had a similar idea!

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KnickKnack

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#9 posted 09-13-2008 06:11 PM

Ref: Similar idea
Well, I’m amazed – not such a sick idea, obviously – Amberina (which isn’t loading for me) says it’s an antiques site – how old is this? I’m gonna have to come up with something even more outrageous – I’m working on a design for a table with NO legs that’ll really wow you!
I’ve stared at that pic for a long time, and it’s beautifully done, but I think it would have been better if the legs had been made from the same wood, and made to look like they’d been “peeled” down, so they matched the table top – best done from the wood that was removed from the table top by cutting into small strips at a small angle and reglueing.

Ref: Joints
The design I drew (drawing is so easy), called for…
1000 words
Route two grooves at the 60 degrees that the legs are at to leave an “attached biscuit”, cut slot in side of table top, pare down “biscuit” bit, insert with glue. (Maybe that joint has a name, maybe it’s a mortise and tenon but done on the side of the wood).
In practise I wanted the bit underneath the table to be flush, and I’m pretty inept at anything very precise, so I’m not sure how much strength the biscuit bit is actually providing.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#10 posted 09-13-2008 07:30 PM

sick indeed. I like it.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Bloonose

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#11 posted 09-13-2008 07:36 PM

I believe its French, Amberina is Belgian, I found it while looking for items made by Leleu, Lots of Art Deco stuff here made by French makers, some nice some not so, http://maisongerard.1stdibs.com/search.php

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Bradford

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#12 posted 09-14-2008 12:22 AM

I like it very much. It’s a little different. It a project I like to study.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#13 posted 09-14-2008 12:39 AM

Cool :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#14 posted 09-14-2008 02:07 AM

cool. looks like it has some movement to it. as if you could rotate it higher or lower. Great design (I like it better than the mid century modern look of the link that is, to me, different than what you were going for.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#15 posted 09-14-2008 04:28 AM

I really like this idea. The lines look really cool and the white oak looks great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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