Pedestal Table

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Project by descolada posted 05-14-2015 04:18 AM 1447 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun quick weekend project. I know it’s Wed, but I give myself credit for a weekend project as long as the first coat of finish is on by Sunday night ;-)

I’m still on my mission to use up as much of my existing stock as possible and wanted to make use of leftovers and offcuts from previous projects on this table: so all the walnut in this table came from the cutoffs from the slabs I used for my dining and coffee tables. The fourth photo shows what the top looked like just before I started. My living/dining room is really starting to match with so many pieces from the same tree. I believe the maple came from a board i used for a crosscut sled. I’ve still got enough leftovers of everything to make a matching pair for this guy, so I’ll be doing that shortly.

This is actually the first time I’ve used my lathe for furniture (as opposed to bowls, pens, ...) and the first time i glued up my turning blank from multiple pieces. The last photo shows a cross section of the column and I wasn’t quite sure what it would look like when I turned it, but I’m very pleased by the results. The column thickness ranges between ~1.25” and 3” on different parts of the curve. The top is 22” diameter and the whole table is ~24” tall.

I’m not quite sure what style you’d call this, it reminds me of a french bistro and my wife says it feels art deco. In any case, it was fun to build and looks good in our living room.

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 01:17 PM

Very cool effect, well done

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 09:47 PM

Nice Table, Love the design.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 11:16 PM

Great design!

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#4 posted 05-15-2015 12:04 AM

Very nice looking table! I love the way you did the support column—very cool!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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