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Forum topic by Glenn Huovinen posted 07-11-2010 02:33 AM 1116 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Glenn Huovinen

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07-11-2010 02:33 AM

I bought this piece of figured mytlewood at a wood show. I was thinking of making a coffee table with the live edge facing out. Can anyone give me some ideas on how to make the legs, design and how to attach them? I cannot seem to post the photo.

-- Glenn Huovinen

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#1 posted 07-11-2010 02:51 AM

Check this out:

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-11-2010 04:17 PM

Why would you mess with posting on PhotoBucket, then have to post that link here? Just click on the “Insert Image” button (looks like a small mountain with a sun in the top right corner, it’s the button to the right of the chain link button), then browse to where the photo is on your computer. If you’ve got some anti-virus stuff going on, there might be a popup that allows you to enable scripts to run on LJ’s at least temporarily.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 07:00 AM

Skully, inside the forum, it seems you have to do it through photobucket or flikr like I do, because it asks for a URL link. You can’t browse filse on your computer. Now when posting a project, that’s a different story. It works like you said.

Glenn, about the legs, it all depends on what style you want. This is a table I finished recently with the top being myrtle and the legs walnut. It is a Japanese style by looks, so may not be what you want but might give you some ideas….




Now because the top is held in place with four dowels and the fact that there are no supports connecting the legs, it does “Sway” when pushed on. I am planing on, and recommend, connecting the legs together for added strength.

-- Childress Woodworks

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