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I Built this a few years ago I decided to run with the first design idea that came into my mind.

The problem is it’s just not a practical table.
Its too deep and it can’t really hold anything, I have a TV on it right now.
All the other stuff….. DVR, satellite box etc are just sitting in the open part of the table.

Lesson learned?
Next time I will pay a lot more attention to the scale.

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    snakelips1

    4 years ago

    It's sexy as all get out! Even if you made it shallower and shorter it would likely be rendered to large, cumbersome and usless by new multimedia technology. I forsee everyone wearing their own hd 3d wireless audio video systems in no time at all. You would henceforth be known as the fool with two beautiful useless entertainment systems!

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    niall mcsnakelips1

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I think you nailed it..

    I have a knack to build things that don't fit, don't make a lot of sense, but I just like making them.

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    Garadin

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Nice glass (or acrylic) panes would be perfect shelves. Maybe even an amber clear coat to keep with the overall theme.

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    craftclarity

    4 years ago on Introduction

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with making objects of beauty for the sake of beauty.

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    Sardis

    4 years ago

    How about some type of square basket? Wicker or felt type? I think it would look incredible with a copper vase underneath or something like that and then place it in your foyer? Don't give up on such a wonderful table!!

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    niall mcSardis

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Sardis

    I think you are on to something, thats a good Idea.

    Thank you for the help.

    My wife likes to shop, now she has a good excuse :) I think the combination of wicker and copper would look great.

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    Madame Blue

    4 years ago

    Your inlays on the front edge are a wonderful detail. This table is better suited to display. Either add a shelf down below as others suggest, or showcase one or two larger items.

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    crazy_luck

    4 years ago

    if you made another one about 1/5 the scale so it fits inside this one, it might add to the look and character. (of course, add a shelf or two to the smaller one)

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    mike1222

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Have you thought about maybe adding shelves that just slide in and follow the same contours as the sides, so that they are adjustable? Just a thought, it's a really nice piece.