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Project by Joey posted 12-18-2007 07:12 AM 1832 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of ours asked me to build some furniture for her and her daughter. This is the first piece and small round table with curved legs. She wanted this one in time for christmas. It’s been hard to keep the secret because my daughter and her daughter are good friends.
her bed is 25” from the floor, so the table is made to be about flush with the bed. It stands 25” tall. I got lucky and was able to make it for her from cherry. It was origanally going to be birch. I had one of my dad’s loan customers, who just happens to own a saw mill find out i build furniture. Any long under 5 feet that he can’t use he will just saw up and give me. All other cherry or walnut, he will cut up and give to me at a fraction of what i can get anywhere else. So anyone in mississippi that would like some custom sawed cherry, oak, or any other hardwood, send me a message and i’ll get you in touch with this guy. ok back to the table
It’s 25” tall, the top is just under 7/8th thick and 12”diameter. It has 3 legs, the legs are attached to the base using an equalateral triangel under the top. The corner of the triangles are cut off to the same width as the legs. If i ever build this again i will use pocket screws. the legs start at 1 1/2” wide at the top and taper on both sides and the back to about 1 1/4” at the bottom. The curve starts at about 3” up and curves out almost an inch. She wanted it stained a certain color, (I usually don’t like to color cherry or any other fine hardwoods, i love the natural colors and either let them age naturally or set them in the sun a few days to oxidize). the stain is minwax red mahogany. I wiped on 4 coats of gloss poly(she wanted gloss). rubbing down with 0000 steel wool between the coats. When i finish her table, which will have 3 drawers and be a little more detailed, i’ll post here.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#1 posted 12-18-2007 11:37 AM

She should appreciate the table. It is fine workmanship.

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#2 posted 12-18-2007 11:52 AM

Joey the table is beautiful I like the grain pattern in the wood. Nice job.

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

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#3 posted 12-18-2007 12:10 PM

that is gorgeous.
The legs are wonderful. Nicely done

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

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#4 posted 12-18-2007 12:39 PM

Very nice. I’m a big fan of 3 leg tables cause they dont wobble.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 12-18-2007 03:54 PM

Must be happy people, who have this table.

-- Jiri

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#6 posted 12-18-2007 04:19 PM

Great table. And you are lucky to have such a great source of wood!

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

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#7 posted 12-18-2007 09:42 PM

Reasonably priced hardwood? How close are you to Pearl River, Louisiana? We’re working on a potential client in that area, and if we ever sign a contract, I’ll have to make a trip or two … and if hardwood is available, I might find some reason to rent a truck for the drive back ….

-- Hibernicvs

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#8 posted 12-19-2007 01:44 AM

the guy i get it from is north of brookhaven on I-55

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#9 posted 04-21-2009 06:40 PM

Very cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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