Padauk Side Table

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Project by Artigiano posted 10-13-2010 07:17 AM 2716 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing too fancy here, but a few notable points- the table is all solid Padauk, with the legs being sized up, then hand curved with spokeshaves, etc.
The apron joinery is lap dovetail. I really like how the Padauk ages darkly over time, with deep dark striping. I just finished a coffee table of the same specie, and of course it’s red- but will darken up nicely. this table is about 6 yrs since completion.

Edit: added the leg close up by request, and added an outdoor pic right after I scraped it back to reveal more coloring :) You can see on the indoor pic how dark the top is, then after I cut it back a little the red came back, but the dark striping remained.. Me liky! haha! If it wasn’t for the lung killing toxins in Padauk, that is! ;)

-- Age Quod Agis

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#1 posted 10-13-2010 02:39 PM

Very elegant little table, Rick. You must have made a lot of fine orange dust building that. :-)

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

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#2 posted 10-14-2010 01:08 AM

How about a close up shot of the feet ? They look pretty original from here : )

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#3 posted 10-14-2010 06:33 AM

There you go, Dusty.Not that they are all wild and eccentric, it’s just that I shaped them just by feel and the design was what I wanted. I’m sure the tapered and shaped legs are all over the place like that…and yes, Charlie- I have a nice quart bucket full of the finest red/orange dust (filler material) that you can imagine! haha!

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#4 posted 10-14-2010 07:19 AM

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#5 posted 10-16-2010 04:31 AM

Thanks for the extra pictures ….those feet are unique as well as the legs : )

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