Fun bent wood Entry Table project

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Project by ohwoodeye posted 11-16-2021 04:24 PM 803 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I watched a youtube video by Wood Design where they made a similar table.
The process of bending the wood intrigued me so I wanted to give it a shot.
This was strictly just an experiment/prototype so I used wood I had laying around the garage.
After the glue-up of the table top was a success I was like “this is kind of cool but ugly” so I wrapped it in walnut.
I bent and added some walnut legs and this turned out to be a useful little entry table and the process was enjoyable.
I attached the legs to the top with dominos but did not add any “runners’ between them so I fear they could splay out if loaded too heavy. If it becomes an issue I will add them later.
By design there are gaps between the wood slats so pens, a key and other small items can fall through the openings so you have to be selective as to what you place on top of it. :)
My son confiscated it and has it in his apartment.
Thanks for viewing…......comments, criticism, ideas are always welcome.

-- "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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#1 posted 11-16-2021 05:37 PM

thats a real cool design,i like could if needed add a glass top ?

-- 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 11-16-2021 06:07 PM

Very interesting! I actually assumed it had a glass top until I read the description. Nice table either way.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 11-16-2021 06:11 PM

Great looking table! Cool idea…

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

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#4 posted 11-16-2021 08:29 PM

I love it! Nice job, and the dust simply falls thru to the floor….new excuse to get a robot vacuum. LOL

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#5 posted 11-17-2021 01:57 AM

That is a neat design, well done.

Just a thought, what about using epoxy resin to coat the top filling in the slots left after the glue up?

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 11-17-2021 04:10 AM

What a great prototype…wish my experiments came out so neat. Looks very modern. I too thought there was a glass top. I think it’s better without it – adds to the unique nature of the project.

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#7 posted 11-17-2021 01:04 PM

Really a great look. The fact that it acts as a large item filter is a bonus feature ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 11-17-2021 01:13 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. I never thought of a glass top…...again this was an experiment of sorts…...but that sure would be a great idea. The last banding of walnut could be a half inch higher than the rest of the top and that would keep the glass from sliding off as well. My brain is churning.

-- "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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#9 posted 11-17-2021 04:25 PM

really nice, I would add the glass top to protect it from dust, and dirt. That would become a distraction over time.

I like the design, and you did a great job.

-- Jeff NJ

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#10 posted 11-17-2021 04:53 PM

GREAT JOB :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#11 posted 11-17-2021 05:44 PM

That table is very cool, I wouldn’t change a thing. I made a set of tables that I use for plants that have slats. Even though my design would have to be altered, I’ve never found a reason to want the top covered in glass.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#12 posted 11-18-2021 11:49 AM

Very nice build. I’m voting against the glass top. I don’t like the clatter of things on glass.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#13 posted 11-18-2021 06:16 PM

Wow, that is a beautiful table. At first glance, I thought it was filled with Epoxy. That is so unique. I love it!!!!!!!

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

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#14 posted 11-18-2021 08:05 PM


-- Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands. 1Thessolonians4:11

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#15 posted 01-04-2022 04:05 PM

Very interesting design. Looks like a perfect mold for one of the exotic colored epoxies.

-- Dave, Texas

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