Small (Outside) table

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Project by KnickKnack posted 06-20-2009 12:35 PM 2166 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted anything for a while – I have been making things, but the quality of the postings here is so high I’ve decided only to post if I think I’ve made something interesting or done something really well (I live in hope).
This I quite like, so here it is – it was supposed to be an outside table to go with this bench , but her indoors reckons this is “too good” to be outside – an optician appointment has been made for her. In the cosmic scheme of my woodworking this didn’t go too badly – it’s quite like the original design, and things almost fitted together.

It’s from beech offcuts except the black strip, which is from an ancient oak calvados (apple brandy) barrel – the outside of the staves is wormy, but the inside is a deep rich lustrous black. Finished with turps/oil/varnish (tung oil still not available in Portugal).

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 06-20-2009 02:30 PM

very simple and elegant ,
how did you join the legs / top ?
i see no jionery or pluged fasteners .
buisquits ? dowels ?
is there any braceing underneath ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-20-2009 03:28 PM

Biscuits. No bracing – I figured, as a table, it should be strong enough.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#3 posted 06-20-2009 05:20 PM

Very nice. Interesting design.

I agree that the biscuit joints will be fine for this application.

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

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#4 posted 06-20-2009 05:23 PM

Nice bench and table well done.

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#5 posted 06-20-2009 05:31 PM

Nice. Glad you posted. As an absolute beginner woodworker myself, it is the simpler projects that I am most excited to see. This is a great place to get inspired, but so many projects are leagues out of my skill set…

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#6 posted 06-20-2009 08:19 PM

That came out really nice!
That black strip really accents it well!
Nice work.

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#7 posted 06-22-2009 12:15 AM

Nice lines, love that contrasting strip

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

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#8 posted 07-20-2009 04:22 PM

too good and too sweet to be tested by the outdoor elements :)


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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