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Project by splintergroup posted 10-12-2018 03:41 PM 1154 views 8 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some requests for a few more of these type of tables so off to work I went….

I made a previous version that can be seen in my projects page, these tables have a few changes but otherwise are identical.

What makes these tables “chair side” in my opinion is they are tall enough (24”) to place the top even with the top of a typical chair arm and the shelf allows for a place to stash magazines.
Overall dimensions are 24”h x 22”l x 16”w.

Material is quarter sawn white oak which I resawed for the frame panels (1/4” thick). Construction is M&T
with hidden wood expansion gaps for the inevitable dimensional changes with humidity.

The legs are poplar cores wrapped by 1/8” thick veneers to keep a QS surface exposed on all sides

The top is my basic rendition of the G&G breadboard end and splines. I used the William Ng style jig and 1/4” straight router bit to cut the slots and my own version of his jig for shaping the splines. Not wanting to spend the money for the Ng fingernail bit with a top bearing (since I already have one without the bearing). I just removed the bearing and collar from a 1/2” shaft flush trim bit and placed it on my fingernail bit. Problem solved!

The door handle is a copper rod with ipe caps. Not exactly a complementing style for the rest of table, but I had neglected to widen the door style enough to use a typical A&C door pull (my bad 8^)

The finish is Mohawk Matte precat lacquer. I really like this stuff, sprays really well and is cheaper than poly while providing a hard surface.

Q&C welcome, thanks for looking!





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 10-12-2018 04:26 PM

These are gorgeous!
Congratulations on a job well done.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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stefang

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#2 posted 10-12-2018 04:36 PM

Beautiful result and great work. G&G is one of my favorite styles and these are an excellent representation of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 10-12-2018 04:52 PM

Thanks guys!

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-12-2018 05:16 PM

Nice looking tables, Bruce!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jerry

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#5 posted 10-12-2018 05:33 PM

WOW! These are BEAUTIFUL, and I don’t even have a caps lock on my iPad. Amazing design and craftsmanship. Floored I am. Just really great!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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ScottM

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#6 posted 10-12-2018 05:43 PM

Like everyone else has said. Spectacular, awesome, beautiful, gorgeous, and yes even nice looking!!

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jamsomito

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#7 posted 10-12-2018 06:35 PM

These are fantastic. Did you use ebony for the splines and plugs or a substitute?

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Gary

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#8 posted 10-12-2018 07:06 PM

Very nice tables.

-- Gary, Florida

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 10-12-2018 07:22 PM

Jim, Jerry, Scott, Gary, thanks a bunch guys 8^)

Jamsomito, I used Gaboon ebony but imagine sone day I’ll have to try dyed maple or other substitute when I run out.

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pottz

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#10 posted 10-12-2018 07:45 PM

just gorgeous,i love the g&g touches one of my favorite styles.nice job on how you wrapped the legs to maintain the grain.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Mainiac Matt

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#11 posted 10-12-2018 07:50 PM


WOW! These are BEAUTIFUL, and I don’t even have a caps lock on my iPad.
- Jerry

Double tap the shift key :^)

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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Mainiac Matt

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#12 posted 10-12-2018 07:51 PM

saving this one for future reference…

Very nicely done

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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AandCstyle

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#13 posted 10-12-2018 11:48 PM

Splint, these are very tasty and the execution is exceptional. Where did you get that great looking qswo in NM?

-- Art

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BB1

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#14 posted 10-13-2018 01:47 AM

Wow – thanks for sharing all the background and details (like that wrapped leg…need to store that in mind for a future project perhaps!). Great looking tables!!

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swirt

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#15 posted 10-13-2018 02:43 AM

Beautiful work. It is like G&G day today with all the great posts. Well done on this set.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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