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Craig W

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07-29-2014 04:01 AM

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Hello all!

I’ve been searching all over the web for instructions on how to build this style of table base.

Any help with instructions, ideas, or a place that sources a kit would be greatly appreciated!

-- Austin, Texas,

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 04:37 AM

That’s going to be a fun project, Craig. I believe I would make each pedestal out of eight pieces, joined at the mitered corners and in the middle, vertically, unless you have a monster band saw, lots of band saw prowess, you cut the miters first, and you don’t mind drawing your (projected, exaggerated) profile on and following a line on the mitered edge.

If you can’t find pieces thick enough for the entire profile (which may well be a challenge) and you have to glue up pieces to make it thick enough, from my experience, only the edge grain should show, even though that’s lots of pieces side by side that have to be matched up, otherwise you’ll have horizontal lamination lines.

Good luck, have fun, and be sure to post the finished project.

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