Small Table

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Project by DohBoy posted 03-07-2014 03:09 PM 1578 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friend of mine wanted me to build him a small table for his hippie den with floor level seating. I have only done small price tag work before. I showed him this general design which I have wanted to give a whirl for a while and quoted him a fairly high number. Think things turned out fairly well. I rubbed in the first couple coats of poly and then brushed one more. Turned out mirror smooth (on top at least ;) ). He wanted this color so polyshades <shudder> ended up the choice because it was fairly easy to get where I wanted to go. The top turned out very nice, the understructure construction with the splayed legs and arches turned out very well but the finish is just so-so.

Glued and screwed construction because I know my buddy ;).

-- I am an anal-retentive procrastinator. Is it a wonder my projects never get done?

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 06:21 PM

I like it, very nice design.

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 07:56 PM

I saw a bandsaw in the background of one image, but I couldn’t tell what material you made the arches out of.

Is it ply or something else?


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#3 posted 03-08-2014 01:11 AM

I like it, what are the dimensions and what type of wood did you use?

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#4 posted 03-08-2014 02:15 AM

Wonderful design

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 05:35 PM

Hey, all, started out trying to laminate the arches from scrap 1” x 1/8” strips of red oak but my technique failed… So I just drew the arches on a drawing program and traced those to some oak ply. Cut the arches from the ply and edge banded the ply edge. Combination of red oak ply and solid red oak. I really should mention I stole the design from a coffee table I saw here by Dan Mosheim ( ). Table is 20” x 14” x 5 1/2”. This was a bit of a prototype; I am prolly going to build a full size coffee table about the same proportions, 50” x 32” x 18”.

BTW, polyshades finishes are from the devil and I will probably use them again only on threat of death ;)

-- I am an anal-retentive procrastinator. Is it a wonder my projects never get done?

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#6 posted 03-09-2014 05:29 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed & Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.


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#7 posted 03-13-2014 02:40 PM

It looks great and well made, like the arches and the legs. I’m sure your friend loves it. Well done!

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