Corner Table

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Project by Frostyjo posted 04-19-2009 10:26 PM 1382 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had been asking for a table to put in our entry way. This simple table would have been a project over a couple of weekends (including gluing up the boards), if I could actually work for a whole weekend. As it ended up, it took a couple of months before I could get it finished.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

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#1 posted 04-19-2009 11:34 PM

Very nice, I like it!

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#2 posted 04-19-2009 11:44 PM

good looking design.. great looking project

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#3 posted 04-20-2009 04:15 AM

Nice job. How did you start and stop the bevels so perfectly on the vertical members? Did you create a jig? If so, I’m very interested how you did it. I’m thinking about a corner table like that in my dinning room. I’ll remember this one…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#4 posted 04-20-2009 01:51 PM

Beautiful corner table. thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 04-21-2009 01:51 AM

Very appealing. Nice work!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#6 posted 04-21-2009 04:15 AM

Thanks for the compliment.
I cut them using my hand router and a bit with a guide bearing. I used scraps of wood the same thickness as the vertical members as a stop blocks for the bearing at each end of the cut.

After cutting the dados, I used a small block of wood (about 1 1/2” wide) and marked the edges of the vertical members above and below the dados. I used the edges of the dados as the reference so all the marks were the same distance from the outside edges of the dados. Then I clamped the scrap blocks of wood against the edge of the vertical member, aligning the edge of the block with the marks I made. The actual end of the cut will be past the line you mark, so keep that in mind. The real advantage to this method is the distance between the dados doesn’t matter, all the bevels start and stop the exact same distance from the dados, even if they aren’t all perfectly spaced. Because the blocks get cut along with the finished piece I didn’t get any chip-out. You could connect the two stop blocks with another scrap to make a simple jig.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

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#7 posted 04-21-2009 05:04 AM

Clean simple design well built


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