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Project by SawdustSteve posted 01-13-2021 05:50 PM 553 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sofa table inspired by a set of barstools I had made a few months prior. Since the barstools had a saddle seat, I tried to mimic the shape somewhat by chamfering the ends. I liked the idea of a floating top and this is my attempt at creating that look.

Walnut with cherry legs. Designed using Coreldraw.

There are some bonus pieces sitting on it made from the scrollsaw. A Rothman vase using reclaimed mahogany and purple heart accents. The shell is bloodwood. The picture frame was from some molding cutoffs and fence boards – redwood, inspired by a theater stage.

-- Steve, California





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 01-13-2021 05:53 PM

Looks good Steve!

Are the legs splayed out at the bottom? (first picture says yes, second says no)

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#2 posted 01-13-2021 05:59 PM

The legs are splayed out and tapered. Getting all the angles right for the mortise and tenons was a mind bender.

-- Steve, California

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#3 posted 01-13-2021 07:36 PM

nice table i like the look of floating tops.

-- 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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#4 posted 01-13-2021 09:34 PM

That top sure looks like it has some really nice character. Wish there was a better picture of it.
Nice job anyway.

-- "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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#5 posted 01-13-2021 11:32 PM

Great work, Steve!

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

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#6 posted 01-14-2021 12:33 AM

Added another pic of the top. Phone photography class needed :)

-- Steve, California

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#7 posted 01-14-2021 03:47 AM



Added another pic of the top. Phone photography class needed :)

- SawdustSteve


thats better.get an slr to take real pic’s, phones suck,there made to make calls not real photography.if you look at my first projects the pic’s sucked and got few comments.

-- 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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#8 posted 01-14-2021 04:02 AM

That’s really nice.

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#9 posted 01-14-2021 12:02 PM

That is really well done!

-- Petey

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#10 posted 01-14-2021 01:21 PM

yes the floating top, the more i see of these, the more i like them, its on the list to build once shop is complete, hope to have roof on it by mid next week, coming up 1k of wood shop love

rj in az

-- Living the dream

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#11 posted 01-14-2021 02:33 PM

That looks outstanding. Nice design and great joinery.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#12 posted 01-14-2021 03:41 PM

Sweet…another +1 for floating tops! Really like the through mortises and that amazing cherry figure in the top. Bottom 60’s modern shelf goes great with the whole piece. Normally I wouldn’t use exposed screw heads in a piece, but they really work here…are they brass?

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#13 posted 01-14-2021 04:45 PM

Looks great!

-- Todd

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#14 posted 01-14-2021 05:59 PM

Very nice. The lines sort or remind me of the Cushman line from the sixties, but they worked in maple.

-- Puddy and paint make me what a carpenter I aint.

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#15 posted 01-14-2021 09:22 PM

I don’t like to use screws, but in this case decided to so I could mount the floating top brackets. The ends already had a tenon running through the leg, so that option was out and I wanted a clean line across the front.

The screws are simply GRK Cabinet screws, so they have some kind of treatment, but wouldn’t call them brass – they look like tarnished brass, and I thought that would look nice here. Those are my go to screws for about everything now that is exposed.

I was calling that bottom shelf a surf board at the time I made it :)

-- Steve, California

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