Life table

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Project by Furnitude posted 11-11-2008 05:04 AM 2345 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this table, actually a pair of them, for a couple who wanted to be able to put them together as a coffee table but separate them for individual use. They’ve got a shelf sized to hold a laptop. The top is made of some really great cherry. The lattice-work shelf is made of cherry and walnut.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#1 posted 11-11-2008 05:11 AM

Nice job grain matching the top. The design is nice and the table looks solid. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 11-11-2008 05:51 AM

Thats a nice table.

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#3 posted 11-11-2008 07:13 AM

I like these a lot. Great design and execution, can’t ask for much more than that.

-- David / Durham, NC

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#4 posted 11-11-2008 07:41 AM

That is very beautiful table. I like the grain pattern of the legs and the approns. Did you cut from a single board of 1/4 sawn timber? The grain of the top is equally beautiful. How thick is the top?

Thank you for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-11-2008 04:25 PM

Nice looking design!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 11-11-2008 08:01 PM

I really like it. Nice design in the unusual lattice shelf.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 11-11-2008 10:15 PM


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#8 posted 11-12-2008 12:21 AM

looks nice… good to see you on here i always check in on your blog from time to time. You have a good sense of design and craftsmanship. I love your live edge shelves with the box and drawers. Take a look at my site and let me know what you think. Keep up the good work.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#9 posted 11-12-2008 04:15 AM

Thanks for the kind words. It’s hard to see with these pictures, but the top is about an inch thick. I didn’t plan for it to be that thick, but as I was planing it, it just seemed silly to keep eating away more and more wood after it was already flat. The thickness helped when I beveled it on the tablesaw. I cleaned up the bevels with a hand plane.

The wood for the top is not quartersawn, It just happened to be a really beautiful piece of cherry. It was very wide, so I was able to make the top in two pieces.

Brian, thanks for checking out my blog. I’ll be sure to look at your site.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#10 posted 01-14-2009 11:58 AM

pretty table…very worthy…I like simple furniture…but looking closer…it has some excellent design elements…

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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