End table

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Project by Peteybadboy posted 04-15-2019 02:45 PM 1166 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This end table is a design I have been fooling around with for a few years. It’s a shaker (style) table with bands let into the legs and top with dados. The bands are 5/16” x 5/16”. The material is hard maple and the top is a nice figured walnut. There was a knot in the top that came loose, so I filled it with 2 part epoxy and added transtint black to the mix. I also have a picture of the jig to taper the legs. I like this jig because you know where the taper will enter and exit the leg. I cut the dados in the legs by clamping them together and running across a 5/16 straight bit on the router table (on the tapered sides) but on the flat part of the leg. The joints in the legs are mortise and tendon. Finish is oil followed by 3 coats of WOP.

-- Petey

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#1 posted 04-15-2019 03:24 PM

Nice looking table. Continuing the bands all the way around is an interesting approach.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 04-15-2019 05:01 PM

great table i like the bands,very unique.nice work.

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

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#3 posted 04-15-2019 07:07 PM

Cool looking table.

The only problem that I see is that being so small they might easily be broken if the table is picked up by the bands.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 04-15-2019 10:02 PM

tybekboy I value your opinion and like your work….I thought the same. Unless you squeeze them they are fine. I thought of adding a piece in the middle of the bands for strength and design, but thought I did not need that. I might play with that design thought in the future. Previous bands I made of 1/2” by 1/2 stronger but if you wanted to you could snap them easy as well. I have picked up the table buy the bands. So it is fragile, but so was the coffee table with glass rods my grandma had. (real cool table) I was warned many time as a boy not to kick them, my cousin has the table.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 04-15-2019 10:10 PM

Nice contemporary design with the shaker design legs. Walnut top speaks for it self.

-- William Sharp

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#6 posted 04-17-2019 03:02 AM

Shaker with a whiff of art deco, I like it.

-- Rick M,

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#7 posted 04-17-2019 10:39 PM

Petey , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 04-18-2019 08:10 AM

good job very nice

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#9 posted 04-19-2019 10:27 AM

Your design speaks for itself. Neat and clean. Nice.

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#10 posted 05-05-2019 01:11 AM

A lot of people can design and not build. (I can do the former and am learning the latter.) Some can build and not design. You can do both. Good for you.

Well done.

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