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To finish out this posting series, here is the construction of the base for this odd table. I took a board of maple and ripped it into 3 1/2” wide strips, and planed it down to 3/4” thick.

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The placement of the legs was some what critical to the what angle/length I’d cut the underlying supports. I placed the 3 carved legs, and traced out the shape (squares) of the legs to give myself a visual. I used the Kreg Jig to put pocket screws in hold the legs down. Some use a screw that goes into the table top and into the table leg, and the more you twist the leg the tighter it gets.

Pocket screws hold just fine…

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After placing the legs where I wanted them on the bottom of the end table, I cut some of the maple boards to get the flat edge joined together, and pocket hole screwed those down too.

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This seemed to hold down the legs just fine. I custom cut the rest of the legs’ angles to fit snugly and have nice mitered edges.

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once it was all together, I tested a few pieces of scrap with what stain I liked the most, and didn’t want to take away from the finished top. I settled on a dark stain, which made it contrast nicely. It was a Minwax wipe on, then I used a dry rag to wipe off any excess.

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Here’s the finished product of the end table:

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