The Birdside Table

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Project by BirdlandCreations posted 04-15-2008 12:30 AM 1930 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bedside table was created in 2006 of 1st semester senior year of high school. I wanted to experiment with using a combination of woods in different patterns to create a very visually interesting piece of furniture. It is connected with wooden dowels for the box and all pieces are glued together, no seperation after almost a year and a half.

used Walnut, Oak, Cherry, Poplar, Willow, Pine, and 3 little strips of Mahogany.


-- Steven Weber Jr., A Mile High @

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#1 posted 04-15-2008 12:48 AM

Perfect and elegant use of scrap pieces. Looks great

-- making sawdust....

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#2 posted 04-15-2008 12:53 AM

Hi Steve,

This certainly is a busy table. It is unique and all the different woods give it a distinctive flair. I see projects like this and am amazed that there are high school programs generating this type of quality. You experienced a strong foundational start to your woodworking journey and it has helped mold you into the craftsman you are today.

Thanks for showcasing some of your early work.

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

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 12:54 AM

Not scrapwoods, started as long boards of wood cut accordinglly to design i drew up.

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#4 posted 04-15-2008 04:02 AM

Steve, very nice combination of various woods, also like how you hinged the top for a compartment. Very pleased to have the priviledge of viewing your projects. Keep up the good thought process that you’ve developed, you have been able to unlock a very special talent. Look forward in your future projects and creations. Your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#5 posted 04-15-2008 05:33 AM

This is a unique design. I would have some concerns about wood movement in the top. However, since it has survived a year and half with no issues, it will likely be fine. Thanks for sharing a great project!

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." --

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#6 posted 08-26-2008 02:55 AM

very original
keep it up dude…...........

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#7 posted 02-21-2010 01:24 AM

Love it. I do the same. Great look.

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