Curly Maple & Walnut Side Table with Dovetail Keys

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Project by WOODCEPTUAL posted 09-08-2015 01:50 PM 4068 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was sooooooo nice to work on this simple Curly Maple & Walnut side table after I finished, “Defiance“, the Padauk & Walnut piece! I love the handmade, well-crafted, feel it gives off because of the hand-chiseled mortise & tenon joints and the rough-sawn dovetail keys… aka Dutchman Joints, Butterfly Joints, or Bowties. This piece also has a tiny bit of spalting on the front apron… something I’ve been seeking out at the lumber yard lately since I LOVE the uniqueness of spalted and ambrosia woods! What’s your current wood obsession?! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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#1 posted 09-08-2015 03:17 PM

Sweet table, looks fantastic.
I know what you mean about the hand tool work, nice and relaxing, and it yields a look machines can’t match.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 09-08-2015 10:37 PM

Simple elegance. I love it!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 09-08-2015 11:13 PM

Very, Very nice. I love the design and build of this one.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#4 posted 09-09-2015 01:54 AM

Great looking table.

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

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#5 posted 09-09-2015 12:28 PM

Beautiful project with excellent choice of woods. Those ’’buterflys’’ looks just awesome, even if you put them just for decoration.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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