Knock down table

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Project by unclearthur posted 04-21-2019 01:46 AM 934 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to make a table which could be used for guests at Easter and then dismantled and stored until the next time.

The top attaches permanently to the long stretchers, which bolts into the pairs of brackets. 2 bolts / bracket, so so it is very solid. Short stretchers are M&T into the legs. Construction lumber / birch plywood. Unfinished but will throw a coat of poly on there to protect it in storage.

Lots of easier ways to do this for sure …. but it was a fun weekend project and just takes 1 sheet of plywood and a few 2×4s.

Inspired originally by a new Mattius Wandel post, but ended up changing it quite a bit.

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#1 posted 04-21-2019 03:25 AM

Clever and nice. Well done.

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#2 posted 04-21-2019 07:59 PM

Very clever and it looks good too. Great job on you table!
edit; I made and posted a Horizontal Mortise Machine using Mattius Wandel’s plans.

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#3 posted 04-23-2019 07:52 PM

Great work. I might try that. good for the holidays!

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#4 posted 04-26-2019 03:03 AM

That’s a gorgeously finished table. Projects like this make me feel like hoarding all the wood so that I have something in storage when a build like this pops up, so that I can get right to trying something like it too! I’m really impressed by the shine you managed to get out of this – well done!

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