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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 03-31-2019 03:48 PM 326 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was sitting at in one of my arm chairs in my living room drinking my morning cup of coffee and got tired of reaching for my cup of joe as there was no table near me, so I saw a project on Pinterest that basically made a table to fit around the arm of the chair and thought this was a great little project to use up some scraps and remedy my little problem.

MATERIALS

I had some off-cuts that I thought would serve me well in making this, I used Cherry, Walnut and Hard Maple to make this little table. So I cut them to a rough size to get the table out of it roughly 30” long when the table is all made it should be about 9” wide.

GLUE-UP

So with all my pieces ripped it was time to glue them up into a solid panel, so I used my clamping jig that I made last year for such projects, I will include a link to that project here
I used almost every clamp that I own to glue this panel up and it kind of reminded me when I was making the Craft Beer Flights last Christmas.

SANDING

After the glue had cured I removed all the clamps and hit it with my sanders (I really wished I owned a planer) starting with my belt sander and 100 grit paper and finishing with 220 grit and my orbital sander

MITER TIME

Now that my blank was all sanded it was time to cut the 45° bevels to join them together, I headed over to my chop saw and measured where I wanted the bevel’s cut so as that I could wrap the grain on all 3 sides of the table , I saw on YouTube that this guy used a jig on his chop saw to register the workpiece by cutting a bevel into the temporary sled and then using that bevel to reference where I wanted my 45° cuts to be on my workpiece and it came out ok.

SOME SHAPING

I decided to round over the corners on the bottom of the sides and I did that using my 3/4” radius template and removing the bulk of the waste with my jigsaw and sanding everything at my oscillating spindle sander. I lost some of the pictures of my doing this but below you can see the rounded edges prior to me gluing the table up.

GLUE UP

Time for the glue up, I thought about reinforcing the 45° mitered joints with biscuits or a spline but decided against it as there was not much strain put on this joint. So I used my painters tape as clamps and put tape on both sides of the joint so as that if I had any glue squeeze-out all I needed to do was to remove the tape and the glue would go with it, there is nothing worse than trying to remove glue in these tight little spaces and it worked out great.

APPLY FINISH

I waited a day for the glue to set up and fully cure and then all that was left was apply some finish, I used some General Finishes’ Arm N Seal and applied about 3 coats sanding with 120 between each coat, I left the table dry over night and that was it now completed and ready for the arm of my chair


Before Finish was applied


After Finished Applied, looks great and I am very happy with the outcome

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com





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#1 posted 04-03-2019 02:32 PM

Nice project Ed and good job.

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#2 posted 04-03-2019 02:46 PM

Looks great Ed. I just saw that same project on Pinterest I think and was contemplating making it but mine would not come out nearly as nice I am sure. I love the choice of woods and the resulting pattern. I believe the one that I saw had a hole for the cup, did you consider this?

-- -DannyW

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#3 posted 04-03-2019 04:07 PM



Looks great Ed. I just saw that same project on Pinterest I think and was contemplating making it but mine would not come out nearly as nice I am sure. I love the choice of woods and the resulting pattern. I believe the one that I saw had a hole for the cup, did you consider this?

- DannyW

I get most of ideas on Pinterest but I usually put my own spin on them.. to answer your question I did think about adding the cup hole but chose not to because to pull the cup in and out of the hole would drive me nuts and the arm height on the chair is a little on the low side my my giant frame I didn’t think it would work .. but if you want a hole in it go for it best of luck to you

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#4 posted 04-03-2019 04:08 PM



Nice project Ed and good job.

- a1Jim


Thanks buddy it was a nice small and fun project

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at www.edscustomwoodcrafts.com

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