"Rhondas Legs " Table

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Project by savannah505 posted 02-13-2013 05:03 AM 3397 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone- I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, been extremely busy and working on a very detailed and lengthy project I hope to show in another month or two, maybe 3 or …..... you know how it goes!!!
“Rhondas legs” is a table I made for my honey, who also is named Rhonda, who probably loves shoes more than me, I wanted to make her something that was uniquely her, and would show her how much I loved her. God always comes through for me, and gave me this wonderful idea that is actually quite out of my “normal” designing and thinking ways. It really is her though, and she loves it. The top is fiddle back maple with a magenta analine dye that I have and it really pops!!!! I hope the pictures do it justice, cause in person it’s really awesome color. I hand painted the shoes on the apron, the black paint is automotive black urethane over primer, over sealer, with a top coat of about 8 automotive urethane clear coats and sanded to 2000 grit and then buffed with a final polish. The shoes on the apron were done with red enamel, and a metallic pearl blue, and the blue was used on the bottom of the back legs. I made a small stencil and laid out the pattern on painters tape and used a scalpel to cut it out. Using a saber saw and a grinder with a 16 grit disc on it, I hand carved and shaped the legs and feet, the feet are out of maple, and I made them the way I did, to fit the shoes, it was a bit tricky as I’d never done anything like this before.This can be used as a wall table by removing the back legs and attaching to the wall by the back of the apron with screws. I have about 80 + hours into this, maybe a 100, and did half of that while working 14 hour, 6 days a week job, so I’m beat!!!!!!!!!!! I shot the last picture on a dock at the lake near by at sunset trying to get a unique shot. Any pointers on better pictures would be greatly appreciated. It’s great to post something again and I’m hoping you all have been well, and life is good for you.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#1 posted 02-13-2013 05:12 AM

very cool whimsical table. Nice legs!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 02-13-2013 05:51 AM

Dan, this is really cool. I love the red top.
I have been trying to come up with a way to make a leg for a “Leg Lamp Major Award”. I would like to know more about your process.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 09:42 AM

Very unique. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 09:54 AM

Sexy table.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 11:34 AM

I hope you didnt just take a pair of her shoes from her closet without asking… That could have been dangerous :-)

And if you made the feet in Rhonda’s size, she can change the shoes (on the table) to match her mood.

Very cool! I know more than just a few gals who would love to have this!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 01:58 PM

That is a cool table. Lot of work and the finish is awesome. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 02-13-2013 02:08 PM

Not only did you make a wonderfully different work of art, you have made certain that your wife is happy and
will be content to let you play in your shop for a long time. Thank you for sharing this whimsical bit of furniture.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 02-13-2013 02:45 PM

Very creative, well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 02-13-2013 03:00 PM

Nice and whimsical. Good job. I got one question – do you worry about that table just walking off on it’s on?

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 02-13-2013 03:05 PM

This is something else….. Great work, love the creativity and colors. The finish a just as good great work and look fwd to seeing more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 02-13-2013 03:06 PM

You don’t see that everyday. Pretty neat.

-- Chris K

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#12 posted 02-13-2013 03:18 PM

Whimsical indeed! Does this table tap dance?! If you see multiple shoes on the floor, you know it’s invading her shoe collection! Very fun!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 02-13-2013 03:28 PM

That is really one clever and original table design.
Now you need to follow up by making the top half…!

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#14 posted 02-13-2013 04:05 PM

Great Job Dan! I’m sure Rhonda will love it.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#15 posted 02-13-2013 05:33 PM

I love it! You have a very creative mind Dan and its always great to see what your doing. That is so cool that you used real shoes on this piece and that top is perfect for this table.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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