Mesquite Step Table.

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Project by Luddite posted 01-10-2015 02:20 PM 1551 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a friend ask for a 1950’s style step table for their living room. They wanted it made from local mesquite, room for their lamp, a drawer, bottom shelf with space for a small trash can.

I made, what seemed like cutting boards, the piece’s tops and a base frame. All these are attached, with table clips to a simple frame. For the drawer box I used biscuits as alignment then clips to attach to the base frame.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#1 posted 01-10-2015 03:18 PM

looks great

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 01:49 AM

Very nice design and great result.

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 12:23 PM

Looks great. I always wondered what the style of table was that has sat in my grandparents’ living room for as long as I can remember. Mesquite is a great choice. Shouldn’t acquire any dings unless someone is throwing around a hammer or tires chains.

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 05:50 AM

How difficult is the mesquite to work with? I have 100 board feet of it arriving this afternoon (which I’m very excited to get). I got a great deal on it, but having never worked with it before, the thought of working it is somewhat intimidating.

Your project looks great!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 06:32 PM

Great looding table.

Triviasteve -Mesquite is very hard stable wood to work with . it is my favorite. It will dull your blades, but they can always be sharpened again. 100 board feet can make many wonderful projects.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#6 posted 01-12-2015 07:38 PM

I like it. From what I can see, it sure seems to fit the spot perfectly.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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