Drop leaf table made from Mahogany

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Project by scott shangraw posted 11-14-2007 06:21 AM 10085 views 24 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drop Leaf table-A Maloof inspired 36” diameter drop leaf table out of Mahogany. There is wooden hand shaped hinge that has wooden supports underneath to hold up the leafs. The pedistal base is all hand shaped to resemble tree roots. This piece could serve as a game table or even a nice sofa table.

See other tables:

Barrell Stave Table
Mesquite Pedistal Table
Bentwood Table
Mesquite Bentwood table

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 11-14-2007 06:33 AM

What a beautiful table. Very nice craftsmanship. I really like the drop leaf hinge, quite unique.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 11-14-2007 06:37 AM

I am just beginning my experiments with wooden hinges. These dropleaf hinges blow my mind. Great work.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#3 posted 11-14-2007 12:41 PM

Spiffy hinge work. A little distinctive to a really nice table.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 11-14-2007 02:28 PM

Again, the smoothness, the flow and the tree. Just great work, Scott. I really appreciate your attention to detail and finish.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-14-2007 02:50 PM

Love the wooden hinge! Is the hinge pinned with wood as well or brass bar stock, etc..?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Mark A. DeCou

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#6 posted 11-14-2007 03:11 PM

another gem from you.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#7 posted 11-14-2007 05:27 PM

As with all your work, very organic looing, but with amazing attention to detail. Wonderful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 11-14-2007 05:30 PM

Nice piece! Very well photographed as well.

-- Kevin

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 11-14-2007 05:34 PM

I love those wooden hinges, very well done. Spectacular!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 11-14-2007 06:45 PM

Wow. Really nice!

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

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#11 posted 11-14-2007 10:44 PM

The wooden hinges are a very powerful statement in an otherwise understated
table, I like the ‘contrast’ very much. Great design!

I will make a point to not show this one to my wife, should she get the idea in her
head that I could make one even half as nice for her. Beautiful.

-- Still learning everything

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#12 posted 11-14-2007 11:02 PM

That is so cool! I have never seen that done before. How close is it to the Maloof original?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 11-15-2007 11:42 AM

Great Job! Nice flowing design.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 11-15-2007 12:15 PM

the hinge looks … almost not real, it is so perfect, so smooth….

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 11-15-2007 09:14 PM

I think that the table is beautiful, from design to finish. Of course, like everyone else, I think that the hinged drop leaf are the focal point of the piece. They look a lot like the type of hinge made by Rob Cosman in his boxes. You seem to have accomplished what most of us working toward – perfection in your craft.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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