Sepele End Table

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Project by qball posted 01-28-2013 04:47 PM 2944 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked for some new end tables so this is what I came up with. Mission inspired sepele end table. I picked threw the material and found a nice piece of flat sawn sepele that I used for the top. The bottom shelf was book matched from a piece containing sapwood in order to give it the hour glass appearance it has. I think that the hardest part of the whole piece was picking out the hardware for the drawer. I actually made 2 of these however this is my favorite one. Well I achieved my goal of satisfying the wife. Now I can focus a few of my projects.

I also entered the table in the SC state fair last year and took home best in show. That has really inspired me to try new things and take it to the next level.

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 04:49 PM

This looks great a nice clean build ,the wood grain adds a wonderful flow to this fine table.


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#2 posted 01-28-2013 05:00 PM

Nice table. Good job with the grain matching, and congrats on the win!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 05:14 PM

nice table i like the grain

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 07:44 PM

Very nicely done. You did an excellent job of matching grains in the top and the book matching on the shelf is superb. It makes what could have been a fairly ordinary table really “jump”.

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

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 08:18 PM

Beautiful end table, Qball! That sepele really pops! And congratulations on your first-place win—it doesn’t get any better than that!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 02:15 AM

You did that gorgeous wood proud with your skillful woodworking. And a well deserved “Best In Show”.

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

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 03:10 AM

This looks so good. I’m working on a chest of drawers and I hope it turns out as nice as this…. I really hope it turns out as nice as this. Great job, qball.

-- Kyle

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 01:21 PM

Beautiful choice in the sapele. This is a very fine piece of furniture!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 03:17 PM

How did you join the Legs to the sides, as well as the top to the base? Beautiful table!!!!!

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#10 posted 01-29-2013 04:35 PM

Beautiful work and excellent photography.

I take it you’re using a photo booth? Would you be open to sharing your setup with us down the road?

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#11 posted 01-29-2013 07:49 PM

Thanks for all the compliments.

Kyle, I checked out your blog and it looks like your making some good progress with your chest of drawers. I’m sure that it will turn out great.

Nold, The everything is mortise and tennon joinery. The top is help on with table top fasteners from rockler and the bottom is held on with 4 wooden fasteners glued to the bottom of the bottom shelf that pull the shelf to the horizontal supports in the pic below. Hope that make sense.

Brad, I didn’t do the photography. I had someone come in and take photos of a bunch of my pieces. Let me tell you it’s worth it. I got tired of taking pics that just didn’t do the pieces justice.

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#12 posted 01-30-2013 01:56 AM

Fantastic looking table! Great job selecting grain direction, etc!

-- Ben from IL

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#13 posted 01-31-2013 12:40 PM

I just can’t get over how gorgeous that wood is. You treated it well too..nice work.

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