Mansonia and Anigre Laptop Table

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 10-24-2007 03:16 AM 2885 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designed this one in sketchup. Design allows the table to slide under the chair and clear the chair arm.
Top is made from a 15 inch wide plank of 4/4 mansonia. Bought it in-the-rough from the ebay seller I mentioned in one of my blogs. Figure turned out to be especially nice. Rest is from a 8/4 plank of anigre from the same seller.

General finishes semi-gloss Armor seal . Two coats on the table and 4 coats on the top.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 10-24-2007 03:20 AM

Another great design to product post, Dan. This looks really cool. Thanks for posting it!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 10-24-2007 03:21 AM

Very nice Dan. A great job with it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 10-24-2007 08:34 AM

I didn’t realize you were really building this! Seems to have morphed very quickly! That top is very nice…not familiar with the woods. Can you describe how they work (i.e., how they machine and work with hand tools)...


-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 10-24-2007 11:27 AM

Really nice, Dan. Great design and looks vey functional. I really like the wood.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-24-2007 05:55 PM

Thanks for the comments !

Mansonia machines similar to birch. Anigre works like soft maple.

When surfacing the top on the 6×89 edge sander, it grabbed into the 80 grit and flew out of my hands in to the plainer. Corner chipped off. Within 2 minutes all four corners were rounded and radius’d smooth. Unplanned design detail, but happy with end result.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 10-24-2007 10:53 PM


-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 11-03-2007 05:54 AM

A great functional design.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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