Cypress & Walnut Triangular Side Table

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Project by WOODCEPTUAL posted 02-20-2016 04:13 PM 3085 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saying that I LOVE this table would be a HUGE understatement! It makes me smile every time I glance at it while sittin’ in my favorite comfy chair… it is my woodporn! The design came about simply cuz I needed a side table to butt up against a living room wall so that my big chair could be angled towards the TV. I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous 1,000 year-old river-reclaimed cypress scraps that were leftover from a project at my day job as a woodworker & the beautiful walnut came from my favorite lumber yard, Advantage Lumber in Sarasota. Tell ‘em Toni sent ya if you happen to visit! ;)
Playing with the sticks for the top was a blast! The grain patterns in this piece are just stunning & the river reclaimed cypress has such a warm glow to it! The top was easy enough to make, just biscuit joining & glueing up MANY sticks, but so very time-consuming. The straight aprons were super easy being as they were just mortise and tenon joints, but the oblique half lap joints of the angled apron took a bit more tweaking. I just played around with angles on the bandsaw until I got it just right, or got very lucky, lol! I also tapered the legs on the bandsaw, which was super fast. Um, what else went into constructing this piece? Oh, the shelf! That added a good couple days to the build considering glue up time & chiseling the tenons (two glued & one loose on the acute side of the triangle), but totally worth it. I slathered on some lacquer & that was about it. Time to put my feet up in my favorite chair & stare at my little table!

Have y’all ever worked on a triangular table? My brain hurt more than usual while workin’ on this piece, lol… I’m interested in learning other woodworkers solutions to the angled apron joinery.

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

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#1 posted 02-20-2016 05:10 PM

This worked out great – the colors and grain really work

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 02-20-2016 05:34 PM

Very Nice!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 02-20-2016 05:46 PM

Awesome mix of wood color and grain pattern combined with a unique shape. Nicely executed piece of furniture!

-- 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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#4 posted 02-20-2016 07:02 PM

Super beautiful table, great craftsmanship. All the glue joints are nice & tight, so visible seams. Great work all around.

-- "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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#5 posted 02-20-2016 08:21 PM

It’s a very nice piece of work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-20-2016 08:24 PM

Realy unique and interesting shape. Nice top board made of various woods. I like the way you solved three legs joints.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 02-21-2016 02:01 AM

Pretty cool looking table! Looks like you got all the angled joinery just right, and that top looks fantastic!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 02-21-2016 06:45 PM

beautiful table

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#9 posted 02-21-2016 11:23 PM

Thanks so much for all the comments!! Happy woodworking to y’all! ;D

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

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#10 posted 02-22-2016 08:04 PM

Looks great ! Very modernistic !

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