Small table

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Project by Bram Couttouw posted 01-25-2012 09:39 PM 1519 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small table made out of scraps bankirai (no idea how you guys call that wood species). I’ve used large finger joints and finished it with 5 coats of wipe on poly and a coat of beeswax. It measures 500mm long, 350mm wide and 250mm high.

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 09:56 PM

That’s one cool little table ,nice work.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 02:22 AM

Those are some really tight joints! Good job.

-- Harry, Indiana

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 11:45 AM

Hi Bram, Great table ! Your woodwork and your Command of English is extremely good. Especially for a 15 year old.
Where abouts in Belgium are you ? I visit almost every summer for work. Best beer in the world and so many to choose from. You shouldn’t know about that yet though :)

I wanted to ask if you cut the large box joints by hand or if you used a router and a jig ?

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 05:11 PM

Great work on this table!


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#5 posted 01-26-2012 10:04 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, I live in West- Vlaanderen, in Vlamertinge.

I’ve made the box joints by just marking each one, and cutting away the waste with my tablesaw on a crosscut sled. I’ve cut the joints for the top right on the pencil line, then I’ve marked the joints on the sides, using the already cut box joints from the top piece as a marking jig. Then I’ve cut the joints for the sides the same way I’ve cut the ones for the top, but with the only exception that I’ve cut 0.5mm away from the line, so i could achieve a perfect, tight- fitting joint.

I found this to be a good technique if you only need to make this amount of box joints, but I wouldn’t do it this way if i had to make lots of those box joints.

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