Mike Pekovich arched table in Mahogany

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Project by briant1 posted 07-08-2020 11:46 AM 629 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like most of Mike Pekovich’s work, had some mahogany and lots of time thanks to Covid-19 So…...
the rest is now history.

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#1 posted 07-08-2020 12:31 PM

Sweet looking table, crisp and clean lines. Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 07-08-2020 12:53 PM

Looks great.
The feet do concern me. Being that long there is lots of surface contact with the floor. You may not have an issue but I don’t have an even floor in my house. This thing would rock and roll in my house.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 07-08-2020 01:21 PM

Beautiful! How did you connect the end pieces of the top? Just curious.

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#4 posted 07-08-2020 01:42 PM


-- –Chuck M. Nutmegger by choice

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#5 posted 07-08-2020 02:00 PM

Very Nice, Job well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 07-08-2020 02:56 PM

The ends of the top are normal breadboard ends that are glued and draw bored with two pins only in the middle, to allow for wood movement.

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#7 posted 07-08-2020 03:01 PM

You’re right. On my tile floors there’s no such thing as level! I got lucky and only had to wedge under one end of one of the feet. A better solution might have been to cut a 1/4” relief or small arch between the ends of the feet. Didn’t think of it until after it was done. (It wasn’t a problem on my flat bench)

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#8 posted 07-08-2020 03:49 PM

That’s a stunning piece

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#9 posted 07-08-2020 04:57 PM

I was just perusing that FWW issue and looking at the Pekovich table. Looks like you have created a beautiful table, right down to the grain flow on the top, nice work!

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#10 posted 07-08-2020 07:26 PM

Great table and nice build. Curious as to where you got your mahogany. I live is s/w FLA. Mahogany grows here but is orange/red in color.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 07-08-2020 08:34 PM

Local lumber yard (New Mexico), imported from various sources is all they could say. The finish has a couple of applications of Livos/Kunos Cocobolo Oil Wood Sealer (in an attempt to level out the uneven colors of the available Mahogany) and then a couple of coats of Livos/Kunos Clear.

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#12 posted 07-09-2020 12:06 AM

Really outstanding!

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#13 posted 07-09-2020 01:01 AM

Love the elegant look of this piece, simplicity and beauty realized in wood!
Exceptional work indeed.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#14 posted 07-09-2020 02:53 AM

That came out great. I like everything about it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#15 posted 07-09-2020 03:19 PM

I like how some of the joinery is left proud, it adds a lot of interest. Congrats on your DT3

-- John D, OP, KS

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