Bloom side table - walnut and maple

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Project by klinkman posted 04-30-2021 05:49 PM 849 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My take on the bloom table (design credit: Philip Morely Furniture)

I liked the look of this design and wanted to try to replicate it: the graceful curvature of the legs evoking springtime with blossoms from the wife’s garden.

Legs are quilted maple with walnut inlays and the top I made from a slab differing from the original.

The challenges were numerous:
- inlay in the concave portion of the leg
- thin material of saddle joint
- the delicate lip of the maple leg over the top surface of the table
- getting the angles of the legs right to mate with the base.

I made many prototypes to get some of the details down. The only thing I really did not like about this project was using screws to put it together, but there really was no other way to get the very light and airy look of this piece. It was challenging but rewarding to figure the issues out.

I like furniture that is art. This is the first piece I made that really strikes me as a real joy to view. Thanks for looking.

-- Klinkman, hand tool enthusiast

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#1 posted 04-30-2021 06:10 PM

well, well, well – The design doesn’t do anything for me except to appreciate your supreme talent. However, your choice and use of lumber does all sorts of things for me.
Very Nice Table – well executed and thanks for sharing

-- 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 04-30-2021 07:12 PM

I agree with “Recycle1943” – this is an impressive project.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#3 posted 04-30-2021 08:12 PM

Great work ! That is art.

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#4 posted 04-30-2021 08:17 PM

Man, I’ve just gotta say it – This thing is Freaking Gorgeous! Beautiful materials matched with great craftsmanship. Love it. Bravo…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#5 posted 04-30-2021 09:26 PM

Also not my choice for home use, but I can easily see your excellent work. I agree the wood is a home run. Nice build.

-- Think safe, be safe

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James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 04-30-2021 09:31 PM

It is a work of art. And a wonderful addition to anyone’s home.
And an appropriate choice of woods.

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 04-30-2021 10:24 PM

What a beauty!!!

Well thought out and so well done! Love everything about it!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 04-30-2021 10:51 PM

wow, is that absolutely beautiful, nice one, well done
thanks for sharing
rj in az

-- Living the dream

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#9 posted 04-30-2021 11:52 PM

I’m a sucker for curves and this definitely is something I can appreciate. There are so many things to admire, from the design, to the craftmanship, and wood selection. Nice work!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#10 posted 05-01-2021 01:36 AM

EXCELLENT!!! Love the design and contrasting woods as well as the joinery. Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#11 posted 05-01-2021 02:07 AM

Naild it! A great looking table. Well executed and fun to look at.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 05-01-2021 02:46 AM

Excellent looking table with some very nice looking lumber. Top notch for sure.

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

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#13 posted 05-01-2021 10:23 AM

That is truly a work of art. Good job with the credit to Phillip Morley for the design. You did an impressive job on the build. Thank you for posting.

-- Petey

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#14 posted 05-01-2021 02:10 PM

Appreciate everyone’s comments, thanks for weighing in!

-- Klinkman, hand tool enthusiast

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#15 posted 05-01-2021 03:03 PM

Nice work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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