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Need a new side table? How about one that is totally twisted? No, like seriously twisted?
You've got to check this one out!
I had seen several DIY Bloggers post about a "One Board Challenge." You could only use a 1x8x8ft board for the lumber, but you could make anything you wanted. I told me husband that "I am totally doing this!"
I thought for weeks about what to build, and finally decided on a "twisty table."
Full details on the build can be found on the blog link.
First I cut two pieces to use as the "legs." I made a jig to help me cut them at the right angle.
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I measured multiple times to get the jig and the table saw set up right. This was tedious. There may have been an easier way to do this haha! I ran the boards through the table saw using the jig.
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Then, I had four triangles of wood to assemble together.
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Then I lined everything up and measured how long I needed the tops and bottom to be. I put these on after everything was lined up and fitted together right.
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I stained the table and brought it inside. I was afraid it was going to be too tall, but it is just about perfect height for beside my chair. By the way, I bought this chair at "trade day" a few years ago and recovered it. I have had so many people try to buy it from me, but it's my favorite, so I am keeping it :)
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Isn't this little table adorable? Please ignore the dust bunnies...I've been busy in the shop and haven't vacuumed in....let's not discuss details.
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Hope you enjoyed the making of this twisty table as much as I did :) Trust me, you couldn't have...I had so much fun making this!

To see more: http://www.woodshopdiaries.com/2015/10/05/twisty-table/

  • Lori Marfleet-Crawford

    I am following your Blog, But I can not see the measurements I need to Cut the Twisted table Legs. could you let me know. Your work is beautiful you are very talented

    • Woodshop Diaries
      Woodshop Diaries Mayfield, KY

      @Lori Marfleet-Crawford Thank you! I cut two pieces of 1x8 to 2 ft long then cut them diagonally on the table saw with a 45 degree bevel. This gave me four pieces for the legs. I attached two together to make each leg.

  • Andre Beluchi
    Andre Beluchi Klamath Falls, OR

    That's really cool how you guys created a plant stand like that. With all the woods that my father has, maybe I can use those to build me one. That's my plan as well as to get metal stands for the rest of my wife's plants. http://www.audgesmagicmoments.com/dept-45140

  • Marc Wilbur
    Marc Wilbur Douglasville, GA

    very nice

  • John
    John Pittsburgh, PA

    Love it i will be doing this this weekend Thanks for the inspiration

  • Roger Wildin
    Roger Wildin Vineland, NJ

    Definitely Inspired. Love the styling, simple yet so complex, imagine that. :-) Definitely On Top for my next project !!

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