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I don't think I have ever seen one of these before but my son asked me to make something he could put on his leather ottoman so that they could put drinks or plates on a flat steady surface. With a leather top to the ottoman there is a lack of stability and a higher chance of spilling things.

I had rescued several 6/4 pieces of figured cherry from the local lumber yard about a year ago and this seemed like a perfect use for the cherry.

I dimensioned the wood down to 4/4 and dovetailed the joints.

Once together I chamfered the inside edges so that the saddle can slide easily on the ottoman.

I finished it with Tried & True Original with Beeswax which really brought the figure out.

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Nice Wood, but them D.T.s are a thing of Beauty!
 

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That looks great. I was marveling at what you did with the pins on each end of the dovetails to make them look pointed… thinking you cut them like that. Then I realized it was the sapwood. .... then I marveled at you having the good foresite to line up like that so it achieved that look "naturally"
 

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That looks great. I was marveling at what you did with the pins on each end of the dovetails to make them look pointed… thinking you cut them like that. Then I realized it was the sapwood. .... then I marveled at you having the good foresite to line up like that so it achieved that look "naturally"

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Thanks. I wish I could take credit for thinking that far ahead. What I did was try to keep the grain in tact. Like you would with a waterfall table.
 
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