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Ellipse coffee table

It has been quite some time since I posted on here but I'm back at college for my final year and have finished my first project, so I thought I would share. I have been busy with work and life lately and haven't really built much worth posting, so I enjoy a chance to build pieces like this. This table is made from black walnut. The top features a diamond match and then profiled with a cove. The shape of the apron was achieved by the brick laying method and template shaping, then veneered. The legs are attach to the apron by a bridal joint and have a v groove with all sides tapered. Hope you enjoy!
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-28-2013, 07:26 PM
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Glad to see you back producing quality furniture.
Nice work on the veneer. Nice design.

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nice looking table
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Beautiful I love the top. Looks really really great.
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Very nice table-design -wood and execution..........
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Thanks for the inspiration. Son has a glass topped wrought iron oval coffee table that does not have a lower shelf. Been thinking about making an inlay shelf for this. You just goaded me into buying a sheet of 3/4 ply for a base... Now to select the wood for the inlay and set up the planer and saw sled to make the pieces... Cherry, Maple, Birch, Oak, .... Hummmm... Thanks again.
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Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm currently working on the second project which is a roll top desk. I will post pics when it's complete.
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In a word, simply stunning. I can only hope to some day be able to build something that beautiful.
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Great table.
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This is fantastic, such wonderful craftsmanship and patience!
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Wow, that is nice! When I looked at the first picture, I wasn't sure that I liked the look of the diamond in the ellipse. Then my eyes moved on to the second and third pictures and I thought "that looks beautiful".

Any pics of the "brick laying method and template shaping" during the build?
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Awesome table! The apron is very impressive.
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Wow, that is nice! When I looked at the first picture, I wasn't sure that I liked the look of the diamond in the ellipse. Then my eyes moved on to the second and third pictures and I thought "that looks beautiful".

Any pics of the "brick laying method and template shaping" during the build?
Unfortunately I didn't take pictures during the build process on this one as we were on a tight schedule. But I will do my best to explain it. So first off using the brick laying method it must consist of at least three layers stacked. You have to make your pieces well oversized in width to allow for the layout of the shape, mitre the pieces to create the shape you want to achieve. I would recommend using cad software and printing it out to scale.

The top and bottom layers can have the same configuration but the middle layer must be different as you want to stager your mitre joints. Glue up each layer together on a very flat surface and when all three layers are glued up then establish centre marks for alignment for glueing up all three layers. Trace your shape on it and rough it out about 3mm or more away from your line on the bandsaw. The inside may need to be cut out with a jig saw.

The templates are made from mdf, one for the outside and one for the inside. I recommend using a flush trimming bit with a bearing on the shaper, but it can also be done with a router, either handheld or in a router table. I would do it in a few passes to reduce tearout and use a starting pin.

Hope this helps, any more questions... I'll be happy to answer.
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Absolutely stunning. Good job mate.
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Very nice table. Kudos on those kitchen cabinets too ! Gave me some ideas.
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