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    End table

    My wife has been harassing me for an end table for the couch on our screened in porch, so I finally made one.

    It is not perfect, I screwed up the grain match on the wide oak sections and one walnut section is narrower than the other two, but the panel is the same width. Not sure how that worked out. The inside edges are chamfered, it made a huge difference in the appearance through it is not apparent in the photo.

    In this picture it has not been finished yet. I will start on another this weekend for the other end of the couch. Hopefully it will be better.


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    Laying on its side ready for poly
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    Looks Good ...

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    I like the design and it looks good in it's setting. Keep at it.
    Rustic? Well, no. That was not my intention!

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    Nice work. I have a similar idea in mind, only taller than the armrest of our sofa and chair, so the base can slip under the furniture and the top reach over the arm--so, in my case, not so much an "end table". How's the rigidity of your table?
    Chuck Taylor

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    That's a nice, well executed modern design, Paul. Great job on the joinery!
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    Why is it we woodworkers love to tell everyone what we did wrong or poorly rather than let others draw their own conclusion? Take a bow. It looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John TenEyck View Post
    Why is it we woodworkers love to tell everyone what we did wrong or poorly rather than let others draw their own conclusion? Take a bow. It looks good.

    John
    Well said and totally agree! Most people will never notice our little “happy accidents”.
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    Classy modern look well executed. Well done Paul!
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    Looks great- I cant tell from the pics but how did you join the pieces?
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    It looks great in its' setting and I like the contemporary design.

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    Very nice looking and functional piece. Did you reinforce the miters in some way or are they just glued?
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    very cool little table Paul. I like the wood contrast. How is the joinery done?
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    Nice looking table. I like the chamfer...nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Utterback View Post
    I like the design and it looks good in it's setting. Keep at it.
    This is actually 1/2” taller than the couch arm so it can be rotated to go over it. The issue I am going to have is that the concrete slabs are at slightly different elevations so when rotated it may not sit level. Leveling feet will help a little.

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    i Used the smallest domino on the joints. The table should be sturdy enough for the intended use, though my wife wants me to consider adding support to it. I think it would ruin the look. I may make the second one a little thicker.

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