The Story of Frank’s Marvelous Table

As usual it was way more work than anticipated, but I’m quite pleased with the final result. I had a to build a ridiculous number of jigs and templates for this thing. –Frank

After 4 months of hard work, Frank, a new member, and carpenter completed an absolutely show-stopping dining table in the workshop and posted images of the final piece on the Ace Community Discussion Board.  

Prompted by the Ace Community, Frank also provided insight into his process and the many tools he used to design, sketch, render, and build his dream dynamic, curvy table.

I’ve only been woodworking earnest for about the past year. I dabbled with it in college as well but just a bit. Most of what I know has been from the school of YouTube or from talking with people around Ace, and being a mechanical engineer has helped with some aspects.–Frank

Check out some highlights from his build:

Frank built a “ridiculous” number of custom jigs for shaping the unique curves of his design. See how he takes his idea, renders it, builds it, and tests it below:

Image of rendered white and gray jig on a dark brown curved wooden table top
Rendered Jig
Image of a light wood jig, metal router holding a curved piece of dark brown wood on a large work table.
Testing the Jig

 

He also put together a super neat glue-up for the top of the table:

Image of several long pieces of wood held in 6 horizontal clamps on a yellow folding table
Super neat and tidy glue up

He even converted his living room into a stylish workshop and all that between his 10-month-old’s naps!

Image of a makeshift workshop with plastic sheets draped around a metal rack holding woodworking tools and a curved wooden table top.
Frank’s living room converted into a workshop

The project may have been “way more work” than Frank thought it would be but, wow! Hopefully, he’s sending out dinner invites soon!

Image of modern dark wood table set with two golden candlesticks and a white vase with a pink flower
Frank’s table is set and ready to enjoy

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