Talyor, side table

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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 03-20-2014 06:02 AM 1816 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top insert is teak off cut from the super yacht Salperton IV, The timber of the main structure, I’m not sure what species it is, were off cuts from friends refurbished deck. The different face colours are the result of the weathering just alternated their orientation.
It stands at 440mm tall. finished with 2 coats of Danish oil.
As rule gluing end grain to end grain is probably a bad idea and how downward forces act. dowels and epoxy glue. The structural demands dictated.


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#1 posted 03-20-2014 10:04 AM

You may have structural issues but it looks really cool
It should be alright since it is a side table and nobody will be standing on it
The other species might be cedar if it was for decking
Great job

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 03-20-2014 10:06 AM

That is super cool and unique, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 03-20-2014 01:13 PM

OK you did it to me. Motion sickness before breakfast. :)
I had to wipe my glasses to see if I was seeing what I was seeing. This table is way too cool! Unique! I love it!

I would love to have seen you putting this together.

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#4 posted 03-20-2014 01:26 PM

Great design, great execution, impressive joinery

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#5 posted 03-20-2014 01:29 PM

My brain hurts just looking at all those compound angles… Really nice effect.

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#6 posted 03-20-2014 01:44 PM

SUPER JOB love the angles looks like a lot of study went into this design, I would love to build a project in this style one day

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#7 posted 03-20-2014 03:01 PM

Amazing. I’m halfway expecting to see it jumping up and down.

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#8 posted 03-20-2014 03:31 PM

Very unique and creative design and a wonderful build.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-20-2014 04:02 PM

You glue end grain to end grain when you construct a picture frame. Though, not with as severe an angle. I can see where tennons of some sort would be beneficial to its structural integrity. I’m not sure how much the end grain is an issue as the simple fact that any weight on the top wants to push the thing apart. I bet a few metal rods joined in the center would go along way to alleviate that. But, it would also distract from the art of it.

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#10 posted 03-20-2014 07:23 PM

I love it. It seems like one of those pieces that depending on which way you look at it can totally change the look and feel. Great design and execution!

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#11 posted 03-20-2014 08:28 PM

Quite eye catching design. Joints are magnificant!

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#12 posted 03-21-2014 12:31 AM

Love it. I believe I will have to get back on the bottle first so I will be able to see all those angles.

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#13 posted 03-21-2014 12:57 AM

That is a great table! Must have been a monster to clamp up.


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#14 posted 03-21-2014 01:02 AM

So cool. Love looking at those angles.

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#15 posted 03-26-2014 02:23 PM

Super looking end table! Cool and unique design, like the geometric shapes and all those angles. Awesome joints and great finish. Excellent job!

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