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Offline Falch

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"Walnut-Split" table
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:57 PM »
So, I recently moved in to a new location, well my workshop did anyways, and now i suddenly have a storefront where i can display stuff.
I realised that i had to make some fancy/funky/crazy stuff to show off, and this is where this table comes into action.
This is a small table, 50x70cm (about 19"x27") and 80cm ( about 31") high.
The tabletop is made out a pice of walnut, first resawed and bookmatched, where then the two pieces where cut in half. A thin piece of ash was then glued between the four pieces creating the split pattern.
The legs are made out of ash with walnut details, and is meant to be a hallway or a flower/vase kind of table.

Oh, and the location i have moved into is a corner of a glass artist workshop/store, perfect place :D

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So yeah, enjoy

Falch

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Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: "Walnut-Split" table
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 05:56 PM »
Very nice! 
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Offline bpitch

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Re: "Walnut-Split" table
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 06:55 PM »
Very elegant piece.

I had a question, is it sturdy? Tabletop looks big compared to a base.
I was thinking about making a table, and I really like your design, but there is a kid in the house, and I wonder how easy it is to get tip it over.

Thanks!

Offline nanook

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Re: "Walnut-Split" table
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 10:34 PM »
very, very nice!

Offline ScotF

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Re: "Walnut-Split" table
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 11:35 PM »
Great piece.  I really like the top and contrasting wood.

Scot

Offline Falch

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Re: "Walnut-Split" table
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 05:15 AM »
Thanks guys!

Very elegant piece.

I had a question, is it sturdy? Tabletop looks big compared to a base.
I was thinking about making a table, and I really like your design, but there is a kid in the house, and I wonder how easy it is to get tip it over.

Thanks!

First of thanks!

Well, to be honest, no. First of, three legged furniture are prone to tip (the story of the three legged stool/chair) , mostly when the dimensions between the three legs compared to hight dont match/add up. Wich is a "problem" in this one. It is a bit high compared to the footprint. It wont tip with a small bump to the table, but it is not as solid as say a 4 legged table or a similar table that is lower or with bigger footprint. But. This table is made to stand against a wall (in optimal conditions), with the centered/solo leg pointing towards the wall. Doing so sturdies up the table cosiderably.
Another "blunder" i did with this one, was the thickness of the material in the legs. It is 15mm (19/32) which is a bit too thin. the construction flexes/twists slightly. This is no problem in this table considering it is a showpiece, but bumping it up to 20mm (3/4) ++ is something i would recomend.

Also the tabletop looks more in harmony with the table in real life, the pictures dont do it justice.

Falch

Offline bpitch

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Re: "Walnut-Split" table
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 11:33 AM »
Thanks guys!

Very elegant piece.

I had a question, is it sturdy? Tabletop looks big compared to a base.
I was thinking about making a table, and I really like your design, but there is a kid in the house, and I wonder how easy it is to get tip it over.

Thanks!

First of thanks!

Well, to be honest, no. First of, three legged furniture are prone to tip (the story of the three legged stool/chair) , mostly when the dimensions between the three legs compared to hight dont match/add up. Wich is a "problem" in this one. It is a bit high compared to the footprint. It wont tip with a small bump to the table, but it is not as solid as say a 4 legged table or a similar table that is lower or with bigger footprint. But. This table is made to stand against a wall (in optimal conditions), with the centered/solo leg pointing towards the wall. Doing so sturdies up the table cosiderably.
Another "blunder" i did with this one, was the thickness of the material in the legs. It is 15mm (19/32) which is a bit too thin. the construction flexes/twists slightly. This is no problem in this table considering it is a showpiece, but bumping it up to 20mm (3/4) ++ is something i would recomend.

Also the tabletop looks more in harmony with the table in real life, the pictures dont do it justice.

Falch


Thank you for the info, I will definitely consider it. I can imagine how this top looks like in real life, I personally a contrast guy too, so these strips of white and inserts in leg joints are very attractive to me :)
I think it will be more sturdy for me since these will be an end-table, so the height will be the one that matches a sofa. Might increase the angle of legs, to increase stability a bit, and the table top will be smaller in size. I feel that it will work!

I would ask you, if it possible, to post a picture of how did you join tabletop with the base?

And again, thank you for your inspiration piece, can't wait to put my hands on some lumber!

Offline Falch

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Re: "Walnut-Split" table
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 01:56 PM »
It is realy simple actualy. The legs are screwed from the top down through the triangle shaped piece on the underside of the tabletop, wich is then screwed to the tabletop. You can see the screws on the 3rd and 4th picture from the top. There are two screws on one side countersunk, and on the "tip" of the triangle on the other side there are two slots i made with the domino with two panhead screws so the wood is free to move with the seasons.

Sounds like a good idea to make it lower and to make it a endtable. Please, if you dont mind, share some pictures of your table when you are done :)

Falch

Offline bpitch

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Re: "Walnut-Split" table
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2013, 06:47 PM »
It is realy simple actualy. The legs are screwed from the top down through the triangle shaped piece on the underside of the tabletop, wich is then screwed to the tabletop. You can see the screws on the 3rd and 4th picture from the top. There are two screws on one side countersunk, and on the "tip" of the triangle on the other side there are two slots i made with the domino with two panhead screws so the wood is free to move with the seasons.

Sounds like a good idea to make it lower and to make it a endtable. Please, if you dont mind, share some pictures of your table when you are done :)

Falch
.    I will certainly do so! Might take some time though :)