My wife asked me if I could make a coffee table for the living room and after she bought me the planer for my birthday I can’t say no. So I spent some time on Sketchup and showed her a view models and this is the one she likes. She likes simple grain patterns and a darker finish. I think maple with a nice darker cherry stain would be a good choice. I don’t have much experience with finishing wood but that will have to be the focus of another blog entry. Well anyway here is a picture of the model I created.
The dimensions of the table are 16” high 44” long and 27” deep. The legs taper from 1 3/4” to 1 1/8” on the apron sides only. The aprons are 4” at the legs and curve to a width of 2 1/2” at the centers. The legs and aprons will be joined by mortise and tenon. The top will be solid wood and most likely will be attached with buttons to allow for grain movement. Not having any real experience with table making do you see any problems in my design such as strength or stability? Thanks a lot in advance for your opinions and help.
-- Drew, Delaware