My maple coffee table #2: Design change, Thanks for the help!

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Blog entry by DrewM posted 06-29-2010 11:16 PM 1503 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Sketchup model, ideas welcome please. Part 2 of My maple coffee table series Part 3: Woodworking has started. »

I made a few small changes to the design and I very happy with the results. I made the aprons smaller with a more gentle curve that goes all the way into the legs. The legs still have a straight taper on them as i couldn’t find a way to continue the curve without it looking awkward. Thanks again for your opinions and here is a picture of my “final” draft.

Here is the previous version

Next step is going lumber shopping. I want to try and find some tiger maple for the top and regular hard maple for the aprons and legs.

-- Drew, Delaware

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View Ken90712's profile


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#1 posted 06-29-2010 11:32 PM

It does look better, look Fwd to seeing the real deal. Good luck.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 06-30-2010 12:16 AM

What about insetting the aprons from the front of the legs a bit, like 1/4” to 1/2” ???

I do like the newer version better, it’s funny how changing one small element makes such a drastic visual change. Good job

-- Childress Woodworks

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#3 posted 06-30-2010 03:05 AM

I plan to inset the aprons about a 1/4” when I do make it eventually. I just didn’t reflect that in my model. Thanks for the comment.

-- Drew, Delaware

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#4 posted 06-30-2010 03:17 PM

I do like the new version, especially with the inset. Very nice. I love seeing projects go from SketchUp to the finished product. Will tiger maple show through a dark finish?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 12:18 AM

That looks good.

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