The Nesting Snack Tables. Accent pieces for the AC cherry & mesquite coffee table.

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Project by Luddite posted 02-15-2019 09:21 PM 1501 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

15 Feb 2019

Nesting Tables to accompany the previous project Coffee Table

Client wished for a table to tuck under the sofa or sit at the end and when not in use to be stackable.
Used cherry with mesquite accents. Mortise and tenon joints pinned and pegged. Finished with watco oil and hand rub varnish. The sizing is based on conventional tv tray but customized for the client and their sofa. Used 7/8 cherry for the legs and corbels. 3/4 for crosspiece and top. All in all it was a quick build using leftover wood from previous projects.

Corbles band sawed and finished with drum sanding. Used a handy template to form the bow ties with a plunge router and plenty of double sided tape. Inlayed mesquite strips along side the breadboard ends. Decided not to turquoise inlay.

Tested before delivery.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#1 posted 02-15-2019 09:41 PM

Terry, it looks like there is a bit of G&G influence as well. You have great scraps! :)

-- Art

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#2 posted 02-16-2019 12:39 AM

yeah those are real nice,ive seen these many times and there on my to do list.we eat in our family room many nights watching tv and these would help a lot.great jon.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 02-16-2019 01:21 AM

Really really beautiful. Amazing work.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 02-16-2019 03:03 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 02-16-2019 04:19 PM

I’m a bit surprised that a Luddite would be using all those power tools, but you sure did a nice job of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-17-2019 02:07 AM

Nice design on the tables, Terry!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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