another end/side table

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Project by slowcutter posted 08-22-2009 10:01 AM 2358 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third version of this table. I Designed this table based on the observation that low profile sofas looks better when placed in the center of a room or pulled away from the wall a bit. I had always had my sofa against the wall to economize the very limited square footage of my living space. But I decided to moved my sofa out from the wall and tried to come up with furniture that would serve a purpose and some how fit in the three or four feet now vacant between the wall and sofa back. I came up with a top loading curved bookcase that is basically like a sofa table for directly behind the couch, and the table pictured. It’s side / sofa cocktail type table that bends the sofa’s rear corner. The matching bookcase is coming soon…

The Top is enameled Plywood, the body is poplar frame skinned with bending ply then ebony veneer.
The legs are laminated and enameled. I would have preferred to have just use a black wood with a clear finish, but I never got my walnut test strips to dye to anything nice, and I wasn’t sure that I could bend strips of dyed maple without them breaking. I don’t know anything about the bending properties of wenge or ebony or other exotic woods, but I think that will be the direction for the next one.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 08-22-2009 01:31 PM

that is SO unique…
Love those legs

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

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#2 posted 08-22-2009 02:20 PM

Nice, the table looks like it is dancing!

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#3 posted 08-22-2009 02:37 PM

beauty,nice design.

-- Simon, Illinois

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#4 posted 08-22-2009 03:53 PM

Very nice! I really like the ebony grain pattern and the way it flows. Those legs look like the table is ready to walk. Well done and definitely unique. It blends well with your sofa. I like it.

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#5 posted 08-22-2009 04:16 PM

Amazing Design and wonderful build very pleasing and unique


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#6 posted 08-22-2009 05:46 PM

truly stunning!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 08-22-2009 05:58 PM

Love the legs. the tale looks fantastic.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 08-22-2009 06:13 PM

That’s so cool to design for the need. Great job on that!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 08-22-2009 06:22 PM

Those legs are awesome. Very unique and pleasing to the eye

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#10 posted 08-26-2009 08:22 PM

Great table, I love the curves

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 09-06-2009 07:42 PM

great transition from last table, great proportions and even flowing curves on the top into the legs. If you are going to do tappered laminations with wenge its prone to cracking, but you can pre steam bend it then you can laminate your legs. you can make some very difficult bends by doing it that way. well done

-- Ron, Michigan

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#12 posted 09-06-2009 09:55 PM

A beautiful table. Congratulations.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#13 posted 01-31-2010 04:36 AM

I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like that before! Very cool.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 02-02-2010 11:20 PM

Beautiful table! This version is much better proportion & detail wise. Anything with Macassar Ebony gets my attention and this is no exception. I bet the three leg design is surprisingly stable.

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