Bedside Table #1

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Project by W.F. Judt posted 12-19-2020 03:54 AM 666 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Next in my series of Wine Barrel furniture, I have a bedside table I’ve made for my Daughter-in-law for Christmas. Soon to follow will be a matching table for her husband (my son).

This is a quirky little table that kind-of looks like a cartoon robot. But is is solid and sturdy and full of character.

The top is constructed from a disassembled barrel lid, from which, after re-glueing and hand planing, I managed to produce a beautiful surface. Some of the boards have a distinctive 1/4 sawn appearance. White oak, of coarse.

The legs are from barrel stave, in this case from a red wine barrel.

The drawer enclosure is made from box-jointed baltic birch covered with resawn 2/4 white oak, again, highly figured.

The drawer itself is also a box-jointed assembly, and the face of the drawer is made from laminated barrel staves, revealing the barrel bung hole.

All the fasteners were screws. The table can be disassembled if need be.

As I have stated in the past, working with wine barrel wood presents a number of challenges that require me to improvise, with interesting and delightful results.


Bill Judt

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#1 posted 12-19-2020 04:02 AM

you know how much i love your wine barrell furniture,but this one isn’t rocking me.your quality is their,it’s just the style or look im not diggin this time.please dont hate me,im just bein honest-lol. keep it comin though.i still regard you as the wine barrell furniture master.

-- 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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#2 posted 12-19-2020 11:37 AM

Wow, very interesting and unique design features, very nice.

-- "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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#3 posted 12-19-2020 02:46 PM

Its funny how when you get three things that sort of look like eyes and a nose, all you can see is the eyes and the nose. I ran into that recently with a project I am working on too. You are right, its a cute table with character.

-- Galootish log blog,

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W.F. Judt

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#4 posted 12-19-2020 08:53 PM

Het Pottz: No worries. I agree this little table is slightly weird. But weird can be cute :-)
Have a great Christmas!

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#5 posted 12-31-2020 11:02 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 01-21-2021 07:46 PM

Can double as a bird 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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