Sophmore Year End Tables

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Project by Ryan Hieb posted 10-10-2009 06:58 AM 2187 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured are photos from my sohmore year in high school woodshop projects. While the first end table pictured is identicle to the one that I constructed my freshman year, the second end table was a pentagon design. These end tables also feature etched glass, with mountain goats on the square table, and a scene with a mountain lion approaching a goat on the hexagon table. These endtables also differ from my freshman project due to the inlayed tile in the top, and the fruitwood finish instead of golden oak.

-- Ryan, Wyoming,

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#1 posted 10-10-2009 07:41 AM

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#2 posted 10-10-2009 02:57 PM

Welcome to LJ’s-

I wish I had your skill when I was in High School. I recently was at my Mom’s house, and I got to revisit some of my earliest work, and I will say that I am humbled by it. Looking back is easy, but nothing can be done about it. Looking forward is where you can actually make change happen.

I will offer one piece of constructive criticism. When you pick boards for flat pannels, try to get all of the boards with similiar grain patterns and alignment. While not immediately obvious, when your eye develops, the grain patterns will actually become a part of the piece itself. If you look at some of your pictures, the cathedrals in the oak run left, right and whatnot. You can actually compose a pannel such that it looks like “one piece of wood” visually. It takes a little more time, and may produce a little more waste, but the end product will be vastly more balanced.

Good luck with your next project.

-- Steven

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#3 posted 10-10-2009 04:53 PM

These tables look great! I look forward to seeing your next project.

Welcome to LJ’s

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#4 posted 10-10-2009 06:22 PM

They all great table.

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#5 posted 04-14-2017 01:51 PM

Ryan, all of these tables look very nice and you have done a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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