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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-23-2016, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Got a last minute request for daughter #2 - she lives in a condo in Toronto and got a new puppy a short while ago - a German short-haired pointer - Axel. Apparently, she will keep him in a cage for a while - it's a pretty large cage and I guess this is a thing now.
She asked if I could make a table to go over the cage. The only critical dimension were the height and the width. The depth was up to me.

Table is 35" tall, by 36" wide and 12" deep.

I had a nice slab of walnut left over from the cutting board project so I thought I would use that up.

Milled up the legs from the walnut - tapered on my jointer using a stop (start) block, added some pine for the skirt and a piece of oak veneer I had lying around for the top. Had all the material on hand so no cost to me - that's always good.

Legs and skirt are attached with pocket screws and the top is attached to the skirt with figure 8 fasteners. The table got a coat of varathane. Didn't stain the legs as the walnut is already a nice rich color and I thought the dark legs made a nice contrast with the lighter skirt and top.
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Man, that's a nice looking hound dog! And table looks OK too.
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Like the contrast in the wood, Vince, looks good.
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It's called crate training. Keep a pup in their crate at night, take them out to go every hour during daylight and praise the heck out of them for going outside. Never punish for accidents, just clean and deodorize. They get the idea fast. That is a really beautiful pooch. I like the table too. Nice execution Vince. I like the contrast and the tapered legs.
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@MT Stringer - thanks Mike, that is a nice looking dog, but such sad eyes
@Shop guy - thanks Richard. I first thought I would stain the skirt and top to match the legs, but I think it would have made the table less attractive.

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crate training - I'm sure my daughter told me that but I probably wasn't listening.

"....praise the heck out of them for going outside. Never punish for accidents, just clean and deodorize..."

Sounds like the millennial generation. And...... everybody gets a trophy!!

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Very nice looking table Vince. I was recently pheasant hunting in Wyoming with a German short haired pointer,
they are great bird dogs.
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Nice work, Vince. The light and dark match the dog. Coincidence?
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A great projet for a great dog. Should bring joy to ne and all.
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Nice work Vince , as it's a very sharp looking table . I want to build a coffee table someday and may have to get some pointers from you .
Great looking doggy too
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