Quilted Maple Triangle End Table

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Project by Jeff Tobert posted 12-21-2013 04:46 PM 2661 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick and easy little table I made for a charity golf tournament. The biggest challenge was mortising for the aprons at 60 degrees to one another on a round and tapered leg. Like most challenges in woodworking, it just takes the right jig! I first saw the design for this table in Fine Woodworking. The top is made from Oregon big leaf quilted maple and the legs and apron are walnut. The finish on the top is a high gloss pre-catalyzed lacquer.

-- All in or give in.

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 05:13 PM

Jeff, i’ve been holding onto that FWW article till my skills catch up with it. Your execution is we’ll done, the top grain flows nicely. Well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 05:28 PM

You know what, you should try it, it’s not that hard! The turning is as easy as it gets, and the jig is not tough to construct. Good luck with it.

-- All in or give in.

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 05:45 PM

great table project, not sure about the quick and easy for me… The top is beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 12-21-2013 07:39 PM

That top is beautiful. Elegant design…well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 12-21-2013 07:45 PM

nice looking table, beautiful top.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 12-22-2013 01:03 AM

Great work Jeff! From wood select to the finish well done.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#7 posted 12-22-2013 01:07 AM

I have this table on my list to make this year. Yours looks great. Good job.

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 01:13 AM

This is a wonderful looking table. I really like the shape and the materials you used.

-- "Join the chorus if you can. It'll make of you an honest man." - I. Anderson

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 02:25 AM

Nice table- Beautiful maple…..

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 12-22-2013 09:55 AM

Any easy add to my favorites list. I love this wood combination and the style design. Simple and elemental for the ages.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#11 posted 12-23-2013 03:11 AM

I’ve always liked that table. Nice job!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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