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    A Limbert-Style Side Table

    Shortly before Christmas my brother asked me for ideas for a small, table to go between a couple of Morris chairs in his living room. I took Gregory Paolini's Limbert-style coffee table and made a few easy modifications to make a matching side table (on the right, below)





    Here's an elevation view of the two tables together.



    And here's the finished table.





    And a detail image:





    And to give some scale to the piece, he parked his Porsche on it.





    I'm pretty proud of my brother's skill and workmanship. Not bad for a machinist anyway.
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    Excellent on the finished piece and the drawing, too!
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    Nice design, not bad for a machinest indeed.

    I was going to say from the rendering I thought it would look better with the pieces under the bottom table lightened up a little, but now I see they're just cut outs cross grain and in the finished piece it balances the top nicely. Goes to show you don't ever know (unless you do..).

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    Nice teamwork great looking table and man that dog statue sure looks realistic

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    Thankee gentlemen.

    My brother said he was load testing the table by parking Porsche on it. I don't think she appreciated it much.
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    Dave, really nice design, excellent craftsmanship. Do you know the finish that was applied?

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    Thanks Robert. I don't but I'll ask him.
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    Hello All,
    The stain on the table is a 50/50 blend of Minwax #230 - Early American and #215 Red Oak. For the top coat I tried something I have never used before, Varathane's Water Based Gloss Polyurethane Spray.
    I am not very happy with the way it went on as there are a few orange peel areas that will need sanding and re-finishing when I have time. That is part of the reason that I wasn't too worried to put Porsche on it.

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    You didn't even give me an opportunity to ask you the question.

    Thanks for filling us in, though.
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    well steve,i think porsch looks just fine up there, and charlie said to say hi to her nice work on the table too
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