Figured Moabi Side Table

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Project by Lavellewoodworking posted 04-03-2016 04:04 PM 1635 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently refinished this figure Moabi side table, that I made for my wife six years ago. The top is slightly rectangular with a curve running along each edge to give an elegant look that compliments the legs. The base is just a simple pedestal style with the center column just a couple inches off of the floor. I no longer make my table legs in this style where the 45 degree cut doesn’t line up with bottom of the center column. I liked this style at the time since it was different and drew your eyes to that area to see the rest of the details. I apologize if some of the pictures of the top look a little blurry. It is kind of difficult to get a good picture of the figure on the table top because the finish just pops it so much that it is as bad as Curly Maple. The four black dots are ebony accent pieces that were added during the refinishing to repair a hole that I put in it by accident The entire piece is finished with four coats of a custom oil blend that was wet sanded with 2000 grit paper. This was followed by two coats of oil wax on the base that were rubbed in and buffed with a 2000 grit sandpaper as well. The end result is a very durable and smooth finish that brings out the figure like crazy and allows you to still feel the wood.

-- Zach, Lavelle Woodworking Studio, Fargo, ND

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#1 posted 04-03-2016 05:07 PM

as with the others a great piece well done.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 08:32 PM

Very nice work. I like everything about it.

-- Seeing is believing.

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#3 posted 04-04-2016 06:12 AM

Leggs are awesome. Many hide leggs- table top joinery, but you showed us those dark dovels you used, in contrast with table top,great design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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