structure #3 halltable

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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 09-29-2012 09:49 PM 2476 views 15 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Four weeks out from New Zealands national woodskills awards i had finished my other job so i could start making this for the awards. But this silly bugger decided to have a close incounter with some rocks at speed, i went for a ride on my Mt bike had a accident, over the handle bars and landed on some nice rocks and broke my thumb. So with hand in cast for the next six weeks i couldnt build it in time, oh well next year!
I have had this idea for this halltable for awhile.The idea i had for the form was clear in my head the hardest part was working out how to construct the floating draw runners and such wood movement.
As this was an speculitive work i made it totally out of radiata pine, even the draw pull which is stained with white vinagur mixed with iron fileings for two weeks. All the timber cut from 6by1 stock. Handcut dovetails and holes and joints, which was fun because all the pegs are tappered. And if you note the dovetails are the wrong way roundthe tails should be on the end so when you lift it the top is locked down, but because of its construction it needed to be that way.
As you can see it has no “box”, just a front and back rail , the draw carrier floats between the two rails.
900×1300x300, sanded to 150 and finished with a couple a coats of rustins tung oil.
You may not see but the ends of each board and peg and the drawpull is rouded.


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#1 posted 09-29-2012 10:26 PM

This design is sooo cool – Just had to put it in my favourite list.

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#2 posted 09-30-2012 12:25 AM

Good to see nothing gets you down! Nice piece! Has Andy seen it?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 09-30-2012 12:28 AM

I like the design very much, unique combination of shapes of forms.

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#4 posted 09-30-2012 11:23 AM

Nice Design!

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#5 posted 09-30-2012 02:45 PM

Very original design! Someday you should explore a similar piece in 2 contrasting hardwoods. Nice craftsmanship!

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#6 posted 09-30-2012 04:24 PM

This is very very cool. Quirky but elegant and shows off the wood. I hope this is going into your repertoire. Deceptively simple. I like it very much.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#7 posted 09-30-2012 04:30 PM

great design! has a solid natural look to it.

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#8 posted 09-30-2012 09:40 PM

Simply beautiful. Well done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 09-30-2012 10:22 PM

Great design! Very architectual without overdoing it. I like that the pull is off-set from the center of the drawer. That little touch flows nicely with the asymetrical nature of the piece.

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#10 posted 10-02-2012 09:50 PM

Wow! What a creative design! This is a great piece. I wonder what kind of beer you drink! LOL Hat’s off, buddy.



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#11 posted 10-04-2012 05:44 AM

Cheers lumberjockers i knew y’al like it but daily top 3, so awsome.
I will definitly make one out of different woods when im commissioned to make another.
Beer!, beer probibly contributed to my bike crash. So dont drink and ride haha.


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#12 posted 10-05-2012 06:39 PM

awesome. simply awesome.

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#13 posted 10-15-2012 02:17 AM

Outstanding work. I like design very much, simple and complex, Very elegant. Excellent execution.

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