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My first end table

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Project by KevinB posted 03-24-2008 06:58 AM 1626 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first ‘nice’ furniture project. I only made one, but am thinking of making a second with a drawer. I constructed it with no plans, BIG MISTAKE! Next time I will make plans.

-- Kevin





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GaryK

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#1 posted 03-24-2008 07:05 AM

That looks great! Fantastic contrasts.

Plans takes all the fun out of it!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-24-2008 10:42 AM

That is a very nice table. What types of wood did you use to get that nice contrast?

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#3 posted 03-24-2008 12:11 PM

this is great. Love the contrasting wood.
Yes, you need to have a second one! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 03-24-2008 12:25 PM

Hi Kevin,

This is a beautiful table. You are right about needing to build a second one. And now you have your own design on which to base the construction. And how about a coffee table to compliment the end tables as well. The possibilities are almost endless.

Keep the posts coming.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-24-2008 01:08 PM

If you built it once, you can build it twice. Looks great, now do it again.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 03-24-2008 01:30 PM

I agree, it does look great.
That figured Maple (?) you used on the top looks fantastic.

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Mario

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#7 posted 03-24-2008 02:14 PM

Great looking table, nice choice of woods and good job building it. I agree you need to make another one. At least!

-- Hope Never fails

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#8 posted 03-24-2008 02:24 PM

I used leopard wood and quilted maple and then finished with danish oil.

-- Kevin

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#9 posted 03-24-2008 02:38 PM

Really nice! Plaaaans???? We don’t need no steeeeenking plaaaaans!!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 03-24-2008 03:31 PM

Good choice of woods that compliment the design. Very concise & intricate detail to it’s look. The Maple makes the table come alive. Sort of eye candy, drawing your attention. Nice job.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#11 posted 03-24-2008 08:42 PM

The table looks great plans or no plans – never let plans stand in the way of a project. :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#12 posted 03-24-2008 09:21 PM

Wow, beautiful job. Great choice of woods.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#13 posted 03-25-2008 01:43 AM

Hi Kevin

You did a great job on this beautiful table. Thank you for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 03-25-2008 02:18 AM

If this is your ‘first’ nice project I can’t wait to see your work in a couple of years! Great job Kevin!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#15 posted 03-25-2008 12:08 PM

Man, that is sweet looking. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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