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Here is a small side table that I made for my Mom. She wanted a small table to put by her chair for her books and such when she reads. The top is a four way book match of walnut veneer, framed with quartersawn sycamore. The rest of the table is also quatersawn sycamore. I put a slight 2 way taper on the legs to give it a lighter look. This was my first attempt at veneering, and it was a lot simpler than I thought it would be.

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Very nice. Did you cut the veneer yourself or buy it?
 

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Very nice, better than my first table. I like the table top design and the contrasting colors.
 

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Nice little table, and your veneering job looks really good. That Walnut burl is really an eye catcher.
 

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Wow, that sycamore is beatiful! The walnut veneer goes without saying. The leg taper definitely achieved the lightness you were looking for. Nice job.
 

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Certainly not a subtle table. Straightfoward, shaker style design with some nice and showy wood.

Your veneering looks good. What veneer technique did you end up using?

I'm assuming you did the inner leg tapers on the tablesaw, yes?
 

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That is really nice. Beautiful grain pattern.
 

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Jonathan - I just used some slow setting veneer glue, and clamped it between two pieces of MDF. Then i used a card scraper to clean up the top. I did use the tablesaw to cut the tapers.
 

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Got it. Thanks for the reply.
 

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Your mother must have been delighted! Beautiful wood and workmanship.

L/W
 

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That's a cracker ..love the walnut veneer
 
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