Walnut Mid Mod Table

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Project by Lavellewoodworking posted 04-02-2016 01:55 AM 1904 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Walnut side table is inspired by nature with the base miming tree roots sprouting from the ground. The entire table flows from one part to the next with everything blended into each other. The most interesting part of the table is the center column, which is made from 2 8/4 boards and trimmed to length. The cove was cut on the table saw until the edges were close to the legs. At that point the legs were attached and the center column sanded smooth to the legs, creating a armless transition. Almost every part of this table is curved or slightly rounded over. The table stands 29” tall is 41” long and is 20.25” wide.

-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-02-2016 02:44 AM

Very nicely done

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#2 posted 04-02-2016 02:56 AM

wow my friend this table is simply gorgeous,over the top beautiful,can i say more,maybe but what.i love organic design in furniture,and you hit it with the whole tree thing, it looks like the the base is the tree roots growing into the table,love it man.welcome to lj’s we need more of you,and i mean more keep it coming.

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#3 posted 04-02-2016 04:11 AM

I do like this. Can you tell me if you made any shape to the top or is it rectangular?

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#4 posted 04-02-2016 05:30 AM

Really great work! Welcome to LJs

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#5 posted 04-02-2016 03:39 PM

This turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 04-02-2016 04:27 PM

welcome to lj’s what a table to introduce yourself. it is a beauty. the only thing that I think would make it even better is to work on the edge/underside of the table top ..the other is so sculpted and smooth and I think the top should reflect that too. Now that is worth exactly what you paid for it :-) hope to see more from you

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#7 posted 04-02-2016 05:08 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments so far. I really appreciate them. George, the top is not a straight rectangle, I have just enough of a curve on the edges that the middle of each side is about an 1/8” of an inch wider than the corners are. So as you look at it it doesn’t come off as look rectangular as much. Just enough of a flair to have the top compliment the base. As for michelletwo, I think I know what you are looking at and it is a bit of an optical illusion on the full picture of the table. The none smooth lines on the underside of the table are actually the legs extending from the base to attach to the table top about 4” from the edge. I added another picture of the table so you can see what I mean as you look at it from the side. the legs extend out aways to provide a stable base for the table top.

-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND

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#8 posted 04-02-2016 10:16 PM

Love the maloof inspired look

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#9 posted 04-03-2016 02:01 AM

Beautiful design, materials & craftsmanship~ Very good!

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#10 posted 04-03-2016 10:13 AM

Those ’’live’’ legs realy deserve Daily top 3.

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#11 posted 04-03-2016 10:25 AM

thanks for the extra looks totally different from this view. really a great piece.

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