Floating table top, lesson in joinery

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Project by usnret posted 06-04-2012 04:04 AM 5687 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a table that started out as a lesson in joinery. My plan was to cut up the table and throw it in the trash when complete.
It is made from madrone which is very hard and splits easily. I filled the splits with epoxy and sanded them smooth. I decided to make the top with the live edge boards to kinda combine the new style look of the legs and floating style top with a rustic look. It is all mortise and tenon joinery and I finished it with amber shellac.
The wife likes it so much I have to build another and a coffe table to match.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 04:36 AM

Don’t blame her for liking it. I’m afraid if mine saw that I would be making one as well.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 12:12 PM

Really kool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 01:53 PM

Your wife has good taste! Nice job.

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#4 posted 06-04-2012 03:26 PM

Wow nice job, glad you didn’t throw it away!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#5 posted 06-04-2012 11:18 PM

very nice, like the angle on top of the legs, helps to tie the rustic edge in

-- Adam Scudder Woodworking

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 03:03 AM

i love that floating top design ,great job ,i want to make one but my skill level aint there yet

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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