Chaotic Pattern Cocktail Table

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Project by JeremyT posted 02-29-2020 04:08 PM 1438 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because every sophisticated cocktail deserves a sophisticated resting place.
C-shape allows the table to stretch over the couch so I don’t have to reach for my beverage.
The top is a chaotic end grain assembly of everything I could find in my shop (maple, sapele, walnut, poplar, cherry, hickory, etc.). Top is fully waterproof with approximately 10 coats of water-based polyurethane wet-sanded with 1,500 grit and buffed with polishing compound. Top is dadoed into the spine and supported from below. Top under-support is solid hickory attached to spine with mortise & through-tenon joinery and pinned with walnut dowels.
Spine is a bent-lamination of hickory. Feet are solid hickory and are pinned into the spine with dowels.

This was a fun build with many challenges. I utilized the bent lamination jig to help ensure the dado and tenon came out level. Another jig was assembled to cut the dadoes into the spine for the feet. Lots of rasp and file work to make the curves.

-- Jeremy - San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 02-29-2020 04:31 PM

Pretty and pretty wild!! Lot of good craftsmanship went into that.

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#2 posted 02-29-2020 06:23 PM

Folding dining table meets the 21st Century, and with a huge splash of color.

I like.

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#3 posted 02-29-2020 07:29 PM

Now that is different, but my cocktails are simple and seldom leave my hand:) (Single Malt)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 02-29-2020 09:47 PM

Really amazing! Not only functional but pretty and a conversation piece. Well done.

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#5 posted 02-29-2020 10:19 PM

Beautifully crafted and presented. That top is wild. When I scroll up, looking at the first picture, it seems to jump off the page.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#6 posted 03-01-2020 03:53 AM

WOW!!! That is absolutely Awesome.
Great job and finish.
Thank you for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 03-01-2020 08:03 PM


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#8 posted 03-03-2020 02:46 AM

This is an exceptional piece. No doubt, it’ll be “favorited” many times. Congratulations, awesome design and execution. In Tennessee, we’d say: “wow! Now that’s GOOD!!”

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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