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Project by kiwisharyn posted 06-05-2009 05:50 AM 2133 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This small table was made as part of the steam-bending / laminating module of my course. Made from eucalyptus saligna (Sydney blue gum – but pink, go figure). Each piece is laminated, the legs in four layers and the slats and rails in two. I love the way saligna sands up, kinda looks like bamboo.

-- ... must be time for a cup of tea and a sit-down

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#1 posted 06-05-2009 05:58 AM

cool table great design love it great job

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#2 posted 06-05-2009 07:01 AM

Very nice design and execution! How did you like steam bending? Any suggestions for us?

-- Jim,

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 12:54 PM

did you learn it in Nelson? I keep thinking about taking one of the courses there but the logistics… the logistics…
very nice work – very clean.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 03:29 PM

Very cool design!

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

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#5 posted 06-05-2009 04:36 PM

Love all the projects you’ve posted so far, really well executed designs.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 06-05-2009 10:27 PM

Great looking table!

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#7 posted 06-05-2009 11:25 PM

Great design. Got a few more pics? Nice job.

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#8 posted 06-06-2009 12:31 PM

well done….looks very nice…clean design

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#9 posted 06-06-2009 12:35 PM

Nice design and great job of bending wood. It looks very light, is it?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 06-09-2009 12:20 AM

Hi guys! To answer your questions:
The table is indeed light, I don’t have scales handy but I estimate easily less than a kg (2 lb). I can lift it with one little finger. Haven’t tried standing on it. If I made it again I’d upsize slightly, increase thicknesses from 10mm to 12mm.
It’s only a baby, the overall height is 275mm (11” or so), intended for use beside a bean bag or similar.
Steam bending – there’s something satisfying about cooking wood. An acquaintance of mine does lots of steam bending, he makes stuff from coppiced willow which I guess is a more traditional application. I felt at home walking in his workshop and seeing his steam box.

-- ... must be time for a cup of tea and a sit-down

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#11 posted 02-09-2011 03:34 AM

My wife said “I love that bench”. You have my attention. Great job.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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