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Project by Travis posted 03-05-2019 04:54 AM 594 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.

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.





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That_Weird_Uncle

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#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

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Travis

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#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.

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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torus

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#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!

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recycle1943

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#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

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Travis

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#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!

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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Travis

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



dynamite table !

- recycle1943


Thanks! Love your signature :)

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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KMB9416

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

Nice work!

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Travis

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



Nice work!

- KMB9416

Thank you!

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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That_Weird_Uncle

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#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

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Travis

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#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.

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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Ivan

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#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

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Travis

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#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 :)

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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WoodSpanker

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#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!

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Travis

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#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 :)

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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michaelmaloney

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#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/

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