Wero Table

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Project by RobJones posted 05-20-2010 07:18 AM 4583 views 43 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first furniture piece that I designed and built myself and I just wanted to show some pictures. There is a lot I could talk about with this project but I will keep it short and sweet. My last semester in school allowed me to take an open furniture design studio and after weeks of sketches, scales models and frustration I came up with a design that I liked. It had some complicated joinery and I figured that all out by building a full scale model before diving in to the real thing. The legs are each held on by a single, angled dovetail joint. These were the hardest joints for me to figure out but they came out great and were well worth the effort. The butterfly joints I used hold the two sides of the table together and since building the table I have yet to see a structural butterfly joint used the way I did. This was my first time doing hand cut dovetails so they are a little sloppy but they were fun to make and a good learning experience. All in all this project got me hooked on building furniture and I have been slowly doing it since.

The table is make out of walnut and red oak and was finished with tung oil and wax

Hope you all enjoy

Rob Jones

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#1 posted 05-20-2010 07:31 AM

very cool and unique design! I like it.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 05-20-2010 08:16 AM

Definitely out of the box :-) nice work, Welcome to LJ!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 05-20-2010 08:41 AM

Great design and really well done! I like it a lot.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 05-20-2010 11:03 AM

I reallyyy like this! Good job! Welcome to LJ!

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#5 posted 05-20-2010 11:13 AM

Way cool design….Love the angles and colors. Very well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 05-20-2010 11:36 AM

What a unique design! I’ve never seen anything like it and am very impressed not with just the overall appearance but with the selection of joinery. The lines of the dovetails really fit the profile of the table. Now I’m curious what were you majoring in.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#7 posted 05-20-2010 12:31 PM

Great design! I love to see some contemporary designs on LJ.
This is a winner!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 05-20-2010 01:23 PM

This is a very cool and interesting design. Nice use of the joinery you decided on too.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#9 posted 05-20-2010 02:48 PM

Great job. For me, this is what woodworking is all about – doing something creative that you can’t buy in a store.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#10 posted 05-20-2010 03:27 PM

Very creative! Lots of challenges here – you have done well!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 05-20-2010 03:53 PM

Wonderful job Rob. You hit your first fastball out of the park. Now, while you’re circling the bases, be thinking about doing a blog for the less talented, like me. I can only dream of such a project as this untill you show me how. Booohooo. Wo is me…

-- Jim

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#12 posted 05-20-2010 04:14 PM

I love the uniqueness of this piece and the design elements and joinery techniques employed.

Contemporary lines, mixed with classic joinery is a winner in my eyes. This is a great crossover piece, (and I mean that in a good way).

I also think the wood combination works well. Not as much contrast as say walnut and maple, which might actually detract from the design here.

And as a side note, excellent photos as well. (Guessing this was done to go into your portfolio?)

I also second OutPutter’s request for a blog series.

Great job!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 05-20-2010 04:15 PM

excellent design, the non-90 deg joints look scary to me but the result is great.

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#14 posted 05-20-2010 04:51 PM

Welcome to LJs
This is a very sophisticated design and build very well done


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#15 posted 05-20-2010 05:13 PM

It is obvious that you put alot of thought and time into yout table. It really came out very nice and the joinery is very unique. Hope to see more projects by you from your new woodworking addiction.

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