Ya did it right.
The maple fronts, the contrasting woods and handles amd the curved peice on
the bottom all make it an eye catcher.
And you make two of them too! So it is doubly good. (Is doubly a word?)
Commented in abpww, but just had an additional question. How much extra
work was doing two tables compared to doing a single table? Were there any
issues making sure you kept matching wood with the right piece?
My next piece is going to be two living-room end tables, so I'm gathering
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
I use to think that it wasn't any more work/time because you already set up
the tool for the cut or the jig etc. that it wouldn't be any more work/time.
I have found that this is half true. It still takes me twice as long to
make two. <gasp>
I chalked the back side of every piece with an A or B to keep track. I
also stored them separated from each other so I wouldn't accidentally use
the wrong piece.
One of the biggest problems I had with these tables was the legs. The 12/4
stock that I purchased was crap. It was riddled with knots. I was able to
plane out most of the bad sides, but the ones that I couldn't are turned
I watched a video on FWW a while back and the instructor was talking about
grain direction and face placement. I am constantly just trying to keep the
crap sides inward that I never get to think about which face of the leg has
the best grain. I guess we shop at different lumber yards.
Yeah, I think I recall your CAD design. I look forward to seeing these.
Very nice. I like flush drawers and the tiger maple is stunning. Good
find. You said you did the bottom curve on the router table with a
template. Just curious: how thick is that rail? I'd rather drum sand a
curve than rout it for fear of catching some grain and gouging it. It
looks like you finished the backs with a solid walnut panel, did you?
BTW: I got TS aligner Jr. at your recommendation. Thanks. It works as
The sides and back are all 1/4" walnut ply. I have yet to make my own
panels yet (it's just too easy to buy the ply). Maybe on my next project.
I use mine all the time. Mostly at the jointer to check for square. For
this project I made my dovetailed guides at the TS. I needed to joint an
edge of a few of them so I was able to was able to easily transfer the angle
of the TS blade to the jointer. No monkey business and I knew I had a
perfect match for the TS.
Dittos to the wood choices as stated above and the whole overall look.
I also like the simple handle design. The part I would do differently
and you still can is to do add some edge work on the top. Many choices
here but I would chamfer the bottom edge to give a thinner top look. I
would also add a very small roundover to top edge.
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