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Offline bobberner

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Custom sized end tables
« on: June 10, 2017, 12:45 PM »
I almost am reluctant to post this after seeing Derek's Sofa Table post but here it is. A friend of my wife's asked if I would build her a table similar to the Cherry Enfield table in my living room. She want two tables made to the same measurements as her existing tables. She decided on Maple rather than Cherry. So I lucked out in my wood shopping and found a piece of 6/4 (for the legs) which seemed like it had a little bit of spalting and some fairly wide wormy/curly maple in 4/4 from another guy. Unfortunately the 4/4 wasn't quite wide enough to glue up for the width so I needed to add a stretcher piece. Fortunately, I got sequential boards form the tree so the tops are somewhat book matched. When I dry assembled the tables I wasn't thrilled with the overall look. The spalting looked too extreme compared to the tops. But the customer loved it so I was saved.

After putting the finish on, one coat BLO and then a catalyzed lacquer, I was a little more pleased with how they turned out. Here is a question for you furniture makers in the FOG, why aren't drawers usually the full depth of the table? It seems I see a lot of drawers that are only about half the possible length?

I used the Domino 500 for the mortices on the aprons and legs, and also to make the top glue up a little easier. The last photo is my Cherry table that she liked so much.
As addictive as crack but more expensive.

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Offline tony_sheehan

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Re: Custom sized end tables
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 12:50 PM »
Very nice indeed bobberner

Offline Scorpion

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Re: Custom sized end tables
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 12:31 AM »
Very nice, like 'em a lot.  Especially like how the tops laid out.

Matt


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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Custom sized end tables
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 09:49 AM »
Very nice Bob!  I like the simple lines and the graceful tapers on the legs.  An end table drawer would typically hold some magazines and some room for a few pens and pencils, remote, etc.  Any additional depth would be a waste and full length drawers would only gather junk (at least in my house!).  Just my .02

Offline Don T

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Re: Custom sized end tables
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 10:44 AM »
They look great!
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Offline derekcohen

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Re: Custom sized end tables
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 02:09 AM »
Nice work Bob!

I like the orientation of the top. More typically, the grain would run left to right, but I think the front-to-back direction looks great here.

How did you make the drawers?

Regards from Perth

Derek

Offline bobberner

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Re: Custom sized end tables
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 09:21 PM »
Hi Derek,

Thanks for the kind words. The drawers have half blind dovetails made on a Leigh Jig.
As addictive as crack but more expensive.

Oohhhhhhhhhh, Festool.........

MFT/3, TS 75, RO 150, OF 1400, CT Midi.