Entryway table

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Project by Rukus posted 07-27-2014 03:37 AM 1501 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first real piece of all-wood furniture. Made from sapele (base) and curly maple (top), meant to have the top appear to float above the base with a little asian influence. Stuck with dowels for this one as my mortise and tenon joints were not up to par yet. Finished with arm r seal semi gloss. Dont mind the ikea furniture to the left, they’re slowly being replaced by my own creations one-by-one. Funny to see the actual table line up pretty well with the tracing i had drawn on the walls to check size, proportions, etc before building it… All built in a city apartment…

Apologies for the garbage pics, working with an iPhone only here.

Curious what folks think about the proportions, wood choice, finish, etc (it’s taller than I would have liked due to having a very curious dog who would otherwise have been able to get his snout above the top).

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#1 posted 07-27-2014 12:17 PM

I love the wood you used and the contrast between wood colour. However I am not a fan of the long overhangs on the ends. I usually try to match the overhand on the front and sides with about 1 1/4 to 2” and the back being flush. However it is in the eye of the beholder and if we all did the same thing then I wouldn’t be here on LJ’s looking at everyones beautiful work. So keep up the great work and remember you will never need to replace this furniture as you would the ikea stuff.
I use loose tenons for my work and make the mortises with my homemade slot mortiser ( ).
Your pictures look good enough to me. I too use my smart phone to take all my pictures as I find it easier then my camera.

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#2 posted 07-28-2014 12:45 AM

Thanks for the feedback sean. I agree, normally wouldnt like that much overhang but was hoping in this one to get a bit more of an asian feel and this amount seemed to do it for me.

By the way, you’ve got some excellent jigs posted, including that mortifying jig (im working on that by hand at the moment)!

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