End Table or Jack Stand

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Project by bbqking posted 04-25-2008 04:31 AM 2558 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another stoutly built Craftsman style table. 2” legs, 1” stretchers, 3/4” slats, 1” top. Oak and walnut as usual. Doweled through tenons as usual. Please do not pay any attention to the figured mahogany door in the background. I have built more than a few of these and am here to tell you they will outlast your grandkids’ grandkids. When I design and build furniture, I like to look 1 or 2 hundred years down the road. It just seems to make it all more worthwhile and satisfying. Also, contrary to some ugly rumors, I do not have a buildup of sawdust under my jointer. As you can see, I have a little waste basket that catches and contains all sawdust and chips before they hit the floor. As always, bbqking.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#1 posted 04-25-2008 04:36 AM

Nice project. The wastebasket is wishful thinking.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#2 posted 04-25-2008 04:56 AM

beautiful table…and design philosophy…and what saw dust???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 04-25-2008 05:05 AM

that’s one sturdy table alright !
I do believe that even my Mother-in-law could sit on this one with no problem : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 04-25-2008 05:07 AM

Saw dust ? Where ??? I can’t see my shop floor at the moment because of the “SAW DUST”!!! I refuse to clean it up until I finish all the cutting on my current project. Check it out at my blog.

By the way…Love the table. Has that meaty, hefty look that says…I’ll take you all on, and whip your tails, and still be here after you all have died and gone. Looks Great!

-- JJohn

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#5 posted 04-25-2008 05:58 AM

That’s the best looking jack stand I’ve ever seen …and a darn good end table to boot! I really like it. Thanks for posting.

(I don’t see any sawdust…just some breakfast cereal, someone left behind.)

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 04-25-2008 11:52 AM

BBQKing.. Jeesh Louise (Hope that’s not Dusty’s Mother in Laws Name) that’s one beautiful table. Glad to see someone else builds stout furniture. LOML has to remind me that I don’t have to build furniture to “hurricane” specs. Don’t think of those wood remnants as saw dust. Think of it as fuel for your low temperature meat smoker, especially if you can get some cherry or apple dust.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#7 posted 04-25-2008 12:02 PM

This is a beautiful table. You have chosen a nice wood combination and executed a nice build on this table.

Good job.

By the way your dust collection looks like it is working just fine. :)

Thanks for the post.

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

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#8 posted 04-25-2008 03:35 PM

Very pretty table, and it definitely looks like it is built to last!

So the wastebasket collection system is working out well for you, huh? <g>

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

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#9 posted 06-24-2008 03:39 PM

very nice table, i love the arts and crafts style.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#10 posted 07-30-2008 11:24 PM

beautiful table.Good job.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#11 posted 07-31-2008 04:10 AM

Hey, I missed this somehow. Great table, very well done!... er… bbqking style, that would be “medium well.” lol…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#12 posted 01-02-2011 03:34 AM

Beautiful table.

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