Morgan Creek Table

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Project by jimfurnituremaker posted 01-21-2011 04:52 PM 1799 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table design was inspired by the ever changing rapids and eddies in Morgan Creek, visible from where I live. The wavy shape involved using a torsion box technique; the patterns in the Bubinga veneer also echoed the patterns in the flowing water.

-- Jim, North Carolina,

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#1 posted 01-21-2011 06:19 PM

Really cool, I like your work. Do you have any build pics? Specifically the wavy torsion box.

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 04:19 PM

Unfortunately I didn’t take photos during the build…next time I will do this. The construction was standard torsion box – like an airplane wing – with each curvy rib cut using router template techniques with a vacuum clamp to speed up the process. The ribs are joined with spacers to place them on 2.5” centers, then the assembly is covered with a layer of 3/8” bending ply followed by 1/8” baltic birch followed in turn with the bubinga veneer (applied in a vacuum press).

-- Jim, North Carolina,

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#3 posted 02-27-2011 06:57 AM


-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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