Table 21

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Project by KnickKnack posted 07-20-2009 01:55 PM 1976 views 10 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My last table having been deemed “too good” to be used outside (it’s now sitting in the lounge), I set about making another one, and here it is. This has been deemed “too sweet” to be outside, but we’re running out of room inside the house.
I thought I’d try some new stuff here – the top strips were made by sawing a single board into thin strips – my right arm is now going to be entered into the Mr Universe contest! I’d hoped to get some sort of “recurring pattern”, but there isn’t much of a pattern, and what there is doesn’t seem to recur! Perhaps I’ll try with a different kind of, more highly figured, wood.

Of course, everything being at such weird angles presented challenges when trying to cut the slots (see picture of what I did), and clamping during gluing – sent to try me, and it did!
Still, all things considered, it came out quite well – it’s quite strong, and, for once, light.

Oh, and it’s called “Table 21” not because it’s my 21st table (although we’re getting there), but because everything is at a 21 degree angle – for some reason these strange angles intrigue me.

Beech – oil/varnish finish.

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#1 posted 07-20-2009 02:51 PM

Very nice bench. You did a great job hand sawing the strips…they look nice and straight.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 07-20-2009 03:50 PM

unique table well done.


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