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Solid Maple Table

comments (0) May 10th, 2014 in Reader's Gallery

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Front drawer of the table is from a solid piece of Maple. Routed down to create the handle. Keying is done with Ebony.
This view shows the table top. Its roughly 2 thick. 3 pieces were brought together with the center piece offset by about 4.
Another view of the top. Sides were mitred and keyed for added strength then I used Paduk for the eds for a bit of contrast.
Front drawer of the table is from a solid piece of Maple. Routed down to create the handle. Keying is done with Ebony. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Front drawer of the table is from a solid piece of Maple. Routed down to create the handle. Keying is done with Ebony.

Photo: Photo by RK

Hi Folks, I thought I'd share this table with the readers. I made this for my son who started secondary school and needed a desk for his room. I used solid 2" maple to match the floor in the room. Its only got 3 legs! I wanted to do something a little different and funky. The drawer parts are all mitred with keying along the corners to add a bit of contrast. The drawer runs on the same principle, keyed along both sides. Action is perfect. Its waxed also to give a smooth action while pulling out...

I was going to use ebony parts to form part of a keyboard scale at the front of the table but decided against it as time was against me and I was a little fearfull the ebony dust would taint the lovely maple wood....I couldent sleep again if I knew that were to happen...lol

Finish is clear laquer, 5 coats with a wet and dry sand in between with 1000grit.

Hope you like....


Design or Plan used: My Own Design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, dovetails, modern, maple, ebony, lacquer, paduk, maple table, contemporary table


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