“Radian” Table Base

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Project by DocsDesigns posted 10-24-2019 10:25 PM 1223 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table base was custom designed from the ground up to be a curvy base for an upcoming live edge monkeypod dining table. The client wanted curves and something very sturdy. This design features both heavy style legs and the curves/angles to make them look great!

The curvy leg profile and stretchers we’re template routed from 8/4 stock and the legs were laminated with dados cut to create a mortise joint with the stretchers. The legs were set at a 15-degree angle to the stretchers to further enhance its look. Lastly the two leg/stretcher assemblies were set at a 37.5 degree half-lap.

A lot of firsts for this build, including template routing, through mortises and angled half-lap joinery. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun to design and create this piece. Stay tuned, as you’ll see the stained base with the dining table top in a few weeks.

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#1 posted 10-24-2019 11:08 PM

Great design work!!!
Can’t wait to see the finished piece but what a great base.
Kudos on a terrific project!

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#2 posted 10-25-2019 12:22 AM

nice base design if the top is half as nice it’s gonna be incredible.monkey pod is a gorgeous beautiful wood,cant wait to see it done.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 10-25-2019 01:17 AM

I like the style you came up with. The color of the wood should also be a nice contrast to the monkeypod.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 10-25-2019 04:56 AM

Looking good, can’t wait to see the rest

-- Vince

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#5 posted 10-25-2019 10:16 AM

Great design! workmanship is excellent.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 10-25-2019 12:10 PM

It’s not often that I see something so sturdy looking that I’d use the word “beefy” to describe it, especially a piece that’s also so aesthetically pleasing! I’m really blown away by both the development and execution of this design!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#7 posted 10-25-2019 12:35 PM

That is beautiful, I do a lot of live edge tables, This will be perfect for a round table top I’m planning except I’ll cross the stretchers at 90 degrees or maybe a little less. It’s always tricky designing legs for round tables that isn’t a pedestal because I don’t like it looking boxy or square

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#8 posted 10-26-2019 12:53 AM

Nice looking form, and sound joinery should appease the very sturdy request. Looking forward to seeing it topped.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 10-26-2019 01:56 PM

Real nice – I like it. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#10 posted 10-26-2019 06:35 PM

great job

-- Ty

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#11 posted 10-29-2019 12:12 AM

looks great——- waiting for top

-- Youngsville, LA

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