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Project by alholstein posted 08-24-2008 05:34 AM 2565 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was very impressed with the design of the table that was discussed in Woodworker’s Journal Apr 08. so wanted to build it. I modified the design to fit my space. A square design wouldn’t work too well as there is foot trafic on both ends and I wanted to maximize the space if possible. So that resulted in the back legs being 9 inches wider than the front legs and the curved top not being symetrical. Not being square made assemble more difficult. The top is maple stained natural and the legs are ipe stained with ebony. Still working on improving my finish, but am reasonably happy with the finish and like the design.

The idea was to use it for holding some plants, but not sure I want plants on it.



-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#1 posted 08-24-2008 05:39 AM

Well done. I like the design. very creative

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#2 posted 08-24-2008 06:01 AM

Very cool. Well done and thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 08-24-2008 06:16 AM

Very nice, looks great.

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#4 posted 08-24-2008 06:34 AM

Great job. I like how you adopted it for your space. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 08-24-2008 01:52 PM

Al, great job, looks like that wall was built for the table :) Especially like the contrasting finishes

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#6 posted 08-24-2008 03:26 PM

Nice lines!

I have just been contemplating a desing like this. My mother requested a table for a similar space, and she wants rounded corners so she and my dad (79 & 80) aren’t constantly bruising themselves. I was wondering how it would look if the two front legs were closer together than the rear legs. You have shown that it can look very good!

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#7 posted 08-24-2008 05:45 PM

very nice! nice design modifications for your needs…

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#8 posted 08-24-2008 07:57 PM

i saw the original article and design too. I like they way you modified the design. i wasn’t real impressed with the ash in the original being paired with bubinga, but the the way you paired the natural maple and ebonized ipe is great.
great job.

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#9 posted 08-24-2008 10:13 PM

Very Nice. I like it. Like Charlie, I always wondered if that leg treatment would work. It looks great.


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#10 posted 08-25-2008 02:49 PM

gorgeous colours and design.
Beautiful table. It would be hard to put things on it!

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#11 posted 08-25-2008 06:45 PM

Very nice variation – well executed and well done.

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#12 posted 08-25-2008 06:56 PM

Nice hall table futuristic design yet olde worlde charm.very well done regards Alistair

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#13 posted 08-28-2008 10:36 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#14 posted 02-06-2009 08:03 AM

Very nice . What did you end up putting on it if not flowers ? Do you have a picture taken from the front ?

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#15 posted 02-06-2009 08:13 AM

Looks very nice there.

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