2nd piece of furniture. Theater style end table

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Project by Philzoel posted 10-01-2012 03:42 PM 2450 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Making the top on this piece was a challenge. Angle at back to side is 81.4 degree. I designed this after after many end grain cutting boards. Sort of looks like one if it were square.

I glued the base (pic 2 and 3) and fitted parts of top up with CA glue . Never tried CA before on wood and what a surprise. It was very easy and did not discolor finish.

Top is 17” at back and 9” front, 25” deep.
Base is hard maple, 23 high. Top is hard maple and purple heart.
For my own woodworking growth this project taught me that I like to design and build. 1st piece I made (glider) was from someones plan and I was bored before done. It felt like work rather than fun.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 03:54 PM

Great looking table! I like the maple and purple heart together.

I would agree with your stance. Sometimes I find the designing process to be just as much fun as the building process.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 05:56 PM

Interesting shape, beautiful table.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 07:27 PM

I too like the challenge of design… and then working out how the Heck I can make it work… well done… nice job… etc…and looks like you had a lot of fun..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 10-01-2012 07:52 PM

The table looks skillfully done. Great job.

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#5 posted 10-01-2012 08:42 PM

Very nice and the table looks great where you have it. Nice job.

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

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#6 posted 10-01-2012 09:20 PM

Wow! Very nice reply! Color combination is spectacular too!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 10-01-2012 09:22 PM

Beautifully done. Some really nice angle cutting, and wood contrasts/combos

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

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#8 posted 10-02-2012 01:24 AM

Great build! I too enjoy designing projects to fit the wood and it’s character. Those angles added a whole degree of challenge to this one.

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

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#9 posted 10-02-2012 04:28 AM

Phil, I find designing my projects is as much fun as building them. I don’t think I have ever built something from some other person’s plans. It wouldn’t be mine if I did. Sure I make mistake that way, but I also get surprising outcomes.

As to your table…it is beautiful. At first it seemed like a lot of trouble making a table that wasn’t quite square, but once I saw a picture of the table in the context of the room I got the point. Nice design, nice decor, nice build. Thanks for taking time to share this with us.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 10-02-2012 11:34 AM

Clever design! I like how it fits between the chairs…

-- DanielV85

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#11 posted 12-03-2012 04:23 PM

Wow, looks like a fun project! Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 02-19-2013 01:00 PM

What beautiful looking wood. Great finish.

-- Tom in Mount Vernon, Wa

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