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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-08-2020 01:45 AM 719 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed a higher end table next to the couch in the sun room so I made this one from red oak to match the other furniture in there. It is almost a total dowel and glue construction except for the screws holding the top and lower shelf on. It has fluted legs and a floating top. I had to do the flutes in two sections because my lathe fixture for fluting would not span the total length needed.

It is 15” x 24 1/4” ( to match the golden rectangle) and 26” high and finished with Zar 120 stain and satin polyurethane.

I added some shots of the parts before assembly and the floating carriage on the top.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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#1 posted 08-08-2020 01:58 AM

Jim
I really like that, especially the dowel construction
the fluteing is pretty nice as well (lol)

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 08-08-2020 02:15 AM

Oh I do love a good end table. I’ve built about a dozen. This is a fine example. The fluted legs send it over the top.
Good work Jim
Thanks for sharing.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#3 posted 08-08-2020 02:53 AM

Excellent craftsmanship Jim. I see you are taking advantage of your indexing wheel. I agree, nice work on the fluted legs.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 08-08-2020 03:39 AM

nice beautiful work as i expect from a craftsman of your caliber !

-- 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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#5 posted 08-08-2020 04:42 AM

Everything about your table is fantastic.

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#6 posted 08-08-2020 05:05 AM

Those legs ate true work of art!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 08-08-2020 12:47 PM

Fantastic build, Jim! Beautiful wood!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 08-08-2020 01:52 PM

Nice wor, Jim. I like how you use beefy components. I tend to undersize internal components and then am disappointed because something is too wobbly.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#9 posted 08-08-2020 01:55 PM

Can’t quite tell from the photo, but is that’s a floating top right?

Looks like you set it all up for a quick, yet solid build, nice work, and if no one has mentioned, those flutes look really sweet 8^)

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#10 posted 08-08-2020 04:38 PM

The flutes really catch the eye Jim, real good job on the end table!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 08-08-2020 10:36 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Glad you like it…my wife does too!

Hi Dave, I did use the index wheel to make the flutes, but I dreamed about a fixture for my router table with wheels made on the lathe for the incremental spacing. I have not worked it out on paper yet. The idea would be that a piece could be held on centers and fluted for a very long way that way.

Hi Bruce. Yes it is a floating top. the 4th shot shows the raised carriage I used to give it the 1/2” gap.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 08-09-2020 12:29 AM

Jim. By Gee that is Fantastic.!!!!!!
I love the Fluted Legs, that is a work of Art. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! A superb project!!!
Regards,
Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#13 posted 08-09-2020 01:02 AM

Beautiful table. The grain really stands out with the finish you used. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#14 posted 08-09-2020 01:07 AM

Thanks, Cliff and Mel !

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 08-09-2020 02:14 AM

Very nice work, especially the flutes on the legs. Looks great.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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