Michael Colca designed table

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Project by bradyvan posted 05-30-2008 10:39 PM 3928 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I mention in my profile, I was able to take a class with Michael Colca. He is an amazing furniture craftsman and woodworker in general. Though he uses Cherry for his Medina side tables, I decided on Alder and Walnut. Mostly for $ reasons, but the colors work better with my house interiors. I was amazed to learn of the tight tolerances from Michael and how a small offset can really create havoc. Though mine isn’t near as perfect as his Medina side table is, I will treasure it always. It’s built to last forever with all wood joinery except 4 tiny screws holding the top down. My favorite part of the table is the solid walnut drawer bottom. It seems to surprise everyone that opens it.

-- -Brady

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#1 posted 05-30-2008 11:00 PM

Very nice. Sounds like fun, I definatly prefer all wood joinery even though it tends to take more time.

Thanks for sharing

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 05-30-2008 11:16 PM

sounds like a nice class. that walnut drawer bottom is interesting too. thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 05-31-2008 12:10 AM

This is a really nice little table. I like the walnut drawer bottom likes good. Great job!!!!!!

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#4 posted 05-31-2008 01:50 AM

Very nice …..yes i love Alder and well who doesn’t love Walnut …..
Great job …nice lines and very sexy … where did you put this lil table ??

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#5 posted 05-31-2008 02:04 AM

Beatiiful very well executed

Thanks for the post.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#6 posted 05-31-2008 03:45 AM

the walnut drawer bottom is a nice surprise.
the walnut top looks fantastic.
great job.

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#7 posted 05-31-2008 03:53 AM

This table will only get better with age…nice craftmanship…Blkcherry

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#8 posted 05-31-2008 03:54 AM

Love that top !!!

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

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#9 posted 05-31-2008 05:20 AM

Great looking piece!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 05-31-2008 01:28 PM

Great job. and a very nice looking table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 05-31-2008 02:00 PM

Graet project. I love your attention to details. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 05-31-2008 02:11 PM

Great job, Brady. This is a very nice looking table and you had a wonderful opportunity in working with Michael. I am sure that this gave you a firm foundation on which to continue to build your woodworking skills.

Well done.

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

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#13 posted 05-31-2008 03:34 PM

Nice, I love the top. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 05-31-2008 07:19 PM

This is a really nice little table

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#15 posted 05-31-2008 10:26 PM

Thank you to all of you for your nice comments.
Gator9t9 – I put this one in my living room where I can admire it every day.

-- -Brady

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