LumberJocks

First Time Side Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Travis posted 03-05-2019 04:54 AM 340 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first piece of furniture. Was a “village” project as I asked several questions on LJ and got lots of great feedback. Walnut table top and ambrosia maple legs. Also my first time experimenting with half-lap and rabbet joints. The original plan I found online called for pine and pocket hole screws, so if it looks a little weird it’s because I decided to get creative and abandoned the script pretty early on :)

Definitely a first time project but the wife loves it, I learned a lot, and I think it looks pretty good.

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.





17 comments so far

View That_Weird_Uncle's profile

That_Weird_Uncle

44 posts in 45 days


#1 posted 03-05-2019 05:35 AM

I like it, nice work! How did you attach the top to the base?

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

View Travis's profile

Travis

219 posts in 93 days


#2 posted 03-05-2019 05:50 AM



I like it, nice work! How did you attach the top to the base?

- ThatWeirdUncle

Thanks!

I used figure-8 fasteners to (hopefully) allow for movement across the grain in the top.

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

View torus's profile

torus

253 posts in 739 days


#3 posted 03-05-2019 01:28 PM



... and I think it looks pretty good.

- Travis

It does look very good.

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

2831 posts in 1948 days


#4 posted 03-05-2019 01:57 PM

dynamite table !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View Travis's profile

Travis

219 posts in 93 days


#5 posted 03-05-2019 02:25 PM


... and I think it looks pretty good.

- Travis

It does look very good.

- torus

Why thank you!

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

View Travis's profile

Travis

219 posts in 93 days


#6 posted 03-05-2019 02:25 PM



dynamite table !

- recycle1943


Thanks! Love your signature :)

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

View KMB9416's profile

KMB9416

3 posts in 594 days


#7 posted 03-05-2019 03:34 PM

Nice work!

View Travis's profile

Travis

219 posts in 93 days


#8 posted 03-05-2019 04:09 PM



Nice work!

- KMB9416

Thank you!

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

View That_Weird_Uncle's profile

That_Weird_Uncle

44 posts in 45 days


#9 posted 03-05-2019 07:52 PM

Good call on the fasteners Travis! I bet that table will outlast you which is the biggest compliment any craftsman can receive in my opinion. Hope it serves you well for many years to come.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

View Travis's profile

Travis

219 posts in 93 days


#10 posted 03-05-2019 09:49 PM



Good call on the fasteners Travis! I bet that table will outlast you which is the biggest compliment any craftsman can receive in my opinion. Hope it serves you well for many years to come.

- ThatWeirdUncle

Thanks! It’s exciting to think I might have created a “family heirloom” of sorts.

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

14153 posts in 3194 days


#11 posted 03-06-2019 07:06 AM

Great work…I like that hexagonal shape. Legs set looks also very skilled made.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Travis's profile

Travis

219 posts in 93 days


#12 posted 03-06-2019 02:35 PM



Great work…I like that hexagonal shape. Legs set looks also very skilled made.

- majuvla

Much appreciated Ivan :)

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

View WoodSpanker's profile

WoodSpanker

560 posts in 3718 days


#13 posted 03-07-2019 03:28 AM

Honestly, I love the beauty found in simplicity. The grain and colors mold well to make this simple yet elegant piece. Well done, sir. Well done.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

View Travis's profile

Travis

219 posts in 93 days


#14 posted 03-07-2019 04:36 AM



Honestly, I love the beauty found in simplicity. The grain and colors mold well to make this simple yet elegant piece. Well done, sir. Well done.

- WoodSpanker

Thank you! I don’t know how to do fancy things yet, so I have to go for simplicity :)

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

View michaelmaloney's profile

michaelmaloney

34 posts in 1879 days


#15 posted 03-11-2019 05:25 AM

What a simple and neat little side table. This looks like the perfect size for your keys in the front entrance way, or just big enough to put a table lamp next to your sofa. Very classy.

-- Michael Maloney: http://supercheapselfstorage.com.au/facilities/gold-coast/self-storage/michael-maloney/

showing 1 through 15 of 17 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com