Entry Table for the AZ House

It was the end of April 2023 and had finished the display case and needing a project.  Decided to build an entry table for the AZ house.  It would be in the style of the other furniture I had built for this home.  Tapered legs, M&T joinery, arched aprons, utilizing Walnut, Cherry and Maple.  So I set out to build the leg set before returning to Washington State.  Sketches were made to begin the design.

Went to Wa mid May and returned to AZ mid October.  Built the arched aprons of cherry and added inlay strips of maple in dados cut on the TS.

I built walnut frame to surround figured maple panels.  Inlay strips of maple were added to the walnut frames and walnut inlay strips were added to the maple insert panels.

I will add more in the comments section.  My computer locked up earlier this evening and I lost my narrative.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ


The dry fit and glue up went well.  Pretty square and sat without wobble on the table saw top.
added extra:  Bobcat momma and two kittens met my wife at the mail box.  I missed them but saw mom and one kitten later that day.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Mama and one kit.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Beautiful Table Dave, the accent strips add to the project, and it is looking elegant. Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains


love the work!

Going to add it to my favorites.  (collection)


One beautiful table.   All of it, every detail is superb.   Well done.


The frame really highlights that maple, really nice placement of all the accents and a beautiful result 👍
Eric, Petey, Ron and Splinter,

Thans for the nice comments.  I really enjoyed the build.  There are my usual mistakes but all hidden.  

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

well done dave, love the design. and there only mistakes if someone knows about em. right ! 

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Yeah to mistake disclosures.  Funny one on this project, one leg was dropped three times hitting the concrete floor.  The wood gods were with me.  Landed on the top twice and the bottom once, did swear all 3 times.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Really nice!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Gorgeous!  Great design. 
Also, very neat to see the bobcats!
Wow the inlay strips made a huge difference!

No name noobie here

Ryan, BB & YRTi,

Thanks for the comments.  Had to overcome my fear of Dado blades to be good at inlay strips, much easier than a router table.  I love inlay strips.  More to come on my next little project.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Nice looking table. That top came out real nice. Nothing worse than dropping a part on the floor and seeing a corner chip off. It's nice to get lucky some days and have no damage
Corlez & Steve,

Thanks for commenting.  I did have some luck with the leg getting dented only on the ends.  Was a fun build but finishing took a long time.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Great job! I really like how the walnut is not overstated in this table, enough to give it a pop but doesn't take your eye off that beautiful maple.  

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams


Thanks for the comment.  The walnut used is pretty but the maple even more so.  Got a piece of maple 6/4 x 8 x 24-ish that will make it into some future project.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Light and crisp design. The woods are beautiful together.