Nesting tables

A set of three nesting tables, QSWO. There is a decorative ceramic tile inset into each table top.

Tags: quarter sawn white oak mission a&c

BJ

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Brian ...

I really like the top. I find that kind of joining very difficult. Nice job.

Wolf (& Rabbit!) ...

Come on, Brian, that’s just eight inches of perfect miter joints and…..an inlay…yeah…see what you mean…never mind.

Brian ...

LOL!.but true.

lanwater ...

Very nice and practical.

The top is impressive. It gives the impression it’s rising up.
I like how you kept continuity across miter.
Nice touch on the tile, it adds more character.

HorizontalMike ...

I am running out of home space for furniture projects, but this triple stack of tables has my interest! Love the QS Oak.

Would like to hear more about the project, and any tips you might have to avoid mitering pitfalls and the like.

BJ ...

Mike,
My Miter saw cuts an accurate angle, but these cuts were too large to make on that saw. (12" non-sliding DeWalt) I purchased an Incra 1000HD miter guage to use on my TS. This worked okay, but I couldn’t hold the pieces firmly by hand. If I loose a finger my wife would make me quit using power tools. I debated building my own sled but instead purchased an Incra miter express sled. The sled allowed me to clamp the pieces down during the cuts. It was very safe.
I tried to square up the sled and gauge to my blade but it was off slightly. I ended up cutting a miter at 45.15 degrees on the gauge’s setting to get a perfect 45 degree miter. ( I was off by 0.15 degrees). A bit of trial and error but worth the scrap.
Using the tile insets helped in three ways. First it eliminated the problems I might encounter mitering to a single point. Second, it adds interest to the piece. Third it works like a built in coaster for my beer.

BJ

lanwater ...

Thanks for the extra info.
Well done BJ!

a1jim ...

Good looking tables ,that’s a lot of work.