The Can't Table

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Project by Pete Duncan posted 01-28-2013 07:58 PM 3483 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little twist on the typical “waterfall” style tables we all have seen… Fun build!


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#1 posted 01-28-2013 11:07 PM

I like it. Beautiful piece of lumber too, Welcome to LJ’s.

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 11:40 PM

Beautiful piece. Any problems with it being tippy at the end?

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 11:45 PM

Cool design and beautiful wood.


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#4 posted 01-29-2013 12:03 AM

That top board is beautiful as is the finish !
What’s the story behind your title ?
Did you mean cant instead of can’t ?

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 02:03 AM

A great design and a gorgeous piece of walnut.

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 03:32 AM

Love that top !

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 05:06 AM

Great design I like that it is different. well done!

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 08:32 AM

Beautiful piece of wood! What did you finish it with?

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 11:33 AM

Looks great—I love incorporating live-edge wood into a more contemporary design. How did you join the top corner?

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#10 posted 01-29-2013 11:43 AM

Ah hA! Cant as in cantilever, and not as in “Hey! You can’t do that!” Well, at least if the economy goes all to pot, you’ll be able to take in IRONING :-)

(sorry, but an ironing board is what I thought of when I flipped thru your pictures)

Nice table, Love the grain

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#11 posted 01-29-2013 01:38 PM

Hey Guys!

You got it Joe! Now that you mention it… kinda does look like an ironing board!

bryson, the edge is joined using biscuits, and then reinforced with the runner on the underside that you can see in the “from the side” photo.

dusty, Yep it’s cant, but I just can’t look at can’t without the apostrophe… wheww

Monty, it’s amazingly stable, that was my main concern, but we had it on a rug for a bit and I could even put my cat on the far end and didn’t have any wobble (and she’s a fatty).


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#12 posted 01-29-2013 01:43 PM

That is one unusual table. Beautiful wood and nice work.

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#13 posted 01-29-2013 01:48 PM

Ken – The finish is just a wipe on poly, lots of coats, and some elbow grease with the final sanding and buffing. I was going through a little love affair with wipe on poly at the time… I may need to revisit it, b/c I do love the finish of it, especially over walnut.


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#14 posted 01-29-2013 03:36 PM

Fantastic table, unique design using the beautiful wood and finish. Great job!


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#15 posted 01-29-2013 04:18 PM

nice table

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