Wine table

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Project by naughtypine posted 04-25-2014 12:15 PM 1656 views 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all,
I thought I would share my most recent project with you. It is a wine table that I made for my friend for his wedding. Ummmm, well to be honest I started before he got married, ran into tool issues a bunch, and now he has been married for a couple years….but at least now I know that they are staying together!

It is made of hard maple with a lacewood inlay on the front of each leg. My wonderful wife bought me the Veritas inlay tool kit just for this project! It is a beautiful tool to use. But maybe practice on some scrap first…I did not. The top is a mortar mix top with a dark dye added. I recessed three tea lights into the top and laid three maple leaves from one of our trees here.

The process for the top was interesting since you have to make it upside down to achieve the inlays on top. I spray adhesived the leaves to a piece of melamine and caulked some tealights upside down to the melamine as well. It was a little scary removing the form from the concrete because I had no idea how it all turned out.

As for my tool issues, I kept having tools break on me while I was working on the body. drill press, mortiser, bandsaw….probably more, but I can’t recall. The best part was that it forced me to pick up my hand tools that I always said I would use some day. Now I can’t put them down. I have become more hand than power tool and love the peace and tranquility in the shop. Put it this way: my drill press is still broken, mortiser is still broken…

Anyway, enough rambling…thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 12:53 PM

I like it !!

and I’ll probably make something similar, thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 01:23 PM

I am with recycle. Marked as a Favorite…will do one day probably for daughter and son in law.

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#3 posted 04-25-2014 02:45 PM

It looks great, nice job! How did you attach the concrete top to the wood structure?

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#4 posted 04-25-2014 06:39 PM

Looks great, like the combination of materials and colors. I second that, how did you attached the top to the base?

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#5 posted 04-25-2014 07:05 PM

Thanks for the comment guys.
Originally I was going to secure the top with silicone, but instead I opted to go with PL Premium construction adhesive. The top itself is about 25lbs, so that weight along with the adhesive it should take a lot to knock it off. I made sure to leave both surfaces that the adhesive was in contact with unfinished to allow for a better bond.

Thanks again

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