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Project by redtail posted 08-30-2015 07:53 PM 1536 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These tables were a team effort between my son and me. His design and joint labor.

He wanted a tv stand that can hold his XBOX and a side table for his couch. The table tops are made from some scrap ash that his grandfather collected 20 years ago from the scrap pile of a canoe paddle manufacturing company in northern Maine. It had several cracks that needed bow tie patches. That along with the live edge was what attracted him to that piece of wood. The bow ties are walnut as are the dowel supports used to connect the two layers of the table. The dowels are wedged with maple. There is a hand shaped walnut hook that will hold his headphones. The only purchase made for these tables are the hairpin legs which he found on ETSY.

The side table is made from a cutoff of the board used for the other table, pine skirt and the tapered legs are made from 2×4s.

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#1 posted 08-31-2015 12:25 AM

I really like the look of bow tie patches. A clever way to save some very nice looking wood. I’ll bet you enjoyed the time with your son.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#2 posted 09-02-2015 09:09 PM

And no one else will have anything like it because you won’t find it in a store , Unless you pay the Big $$$ and even then it won’t have the value of the time spent with father and son.

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