Grandaughters Nest Of Tables

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Project by ruddy posted 09-03-2012 10:47 PM 3093 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project that was made with one of my Grandaughters. Alexis is 14 and I can say she is pretty switched on and so we decided to make a different set of tables. We did some rough sketches and she liked the idea of the suspended look so this was the result.Just to prove the Festool Domino is childs play, Alexis did all the domino joints. I cut the timber and the housing joints and she did the finishing. The glass is held in place with adjustable jibs on the underside.
We used exterior Dominos to hold it all together as they also enhanced the look. It is made from cheap 38 mm square pine and the glass tops are all toughened with smooth edges. They do not take up a lot of room when stacked together and I am sure she will find them very useful whenever she leaves the home nest and goes out into her own world. I know when I first got married a set of tables would have been handy instead of the upturned cardboard box!

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 11:10 PM

Very nice looking tables Ruddy. I like the exposed Dominos…I’ve done that a few times but not always on
purpose. :o)
Congrats to Alexis for a great job on the Dominos!
What do you mean about “adjustable jibs” holding the glass in place?
Thanks Ruddy and Alexis.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 11:59 PM

Nice job on tables and memories! :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-04-2012 12:21 AM

This is outright fantastic. She’s one lucky grandaughter. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 09-04-2012 12:50 AM

That is a very unique design and the exposed dominos make great accents. I won’t have one of those Festool Domino thingys until I find one on CL for a bargain!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 09-04-2012 01:48 AM

Very nice Ruddy. What a sweet design.
I snap-shotted a pic of them for my kids.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 09-04-2012 02:14 AM

It is very nice looking, clean design.
Even if the result was not as great as it is, working together with a motivated GD would worth the time spent.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#7 posted 09-04-2012 03:52 AM

Nice set. Look good even when all compressed together for storage.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#8 posted 09-04-2012 11:33 AM

Very slick. Kinda futuristic.

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

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#9 posted 09-04-2012 05:06 PM

Beautiful design ruddy!



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#10 posted 09-05-2012 02:36 PM

Very cool setup and you got to work with family.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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