Ribon Sapele Small Table

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Project by Brad_Nailor posted 03-01-2014 11:27 PM 1914 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recently, I blogged some renders and Sketchup screenshots of a sort of Mission style table I was making for a friend out of ribbon Sapele. You can see that here.
I picked out some nice boards..from Woodcraft…

Legs were laminated out of rips from the same board…

Top and shelves in the clamps…

Cutting the tapers on the legs…

I used some plywood spacers to set the distances, and MDF shims to center the rails

Cutting the bevels on the top..

Sapele cuts, machines and burns like Cherry…

Side stiles in..I custom cut each one for a nice tight fit.. and glued and pinned them in place with a 23Ga headless pinner…

Assembled, sanded to 220, and tacked..ready for finish..

The table was finished with General Finishes Seal-A-Cell clear, and three coats of wipe on semi-gloss poly.

I ended up with some leftover materiel, so I made him a matching center channel shelf same bevel as the table top ..

Overall, I was happy with the design. I made some mistakes on the build, that will go into the “don’t do it that way again” file. Ribbon Sapele is beautiful, and really nice to work burt easy but machined, routed and sanded really well.


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#1 posted 03-01-2014 11:35 PM

Beautiful, nice table. Thanks for the step by step photo shoot!

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 11:54 PM

A beautiful table and design. Looking good…..........

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 12:05 AM

Nice work and well documented with photos.

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 12:30 AM

Nice step by step project and very beautiful results! Thanks for showing how you did it and the finished project!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 11:28 AM

Beautiful. Looks like a good size to hold woodworking magazines as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 02:50 PM

Looks great, well designed and well made. The wood is gorgeous with awesome finish. Great job!

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