SoZo Coffee Shop Table Top Series #2: Coffee Shop Table Top Project

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Blog entry by Doug McPherson posted 958 days ago 973 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Coffee Shop Table Top Project Part 2 of SoZo Coffee Shop Table Top Series series Part 3: Completed, Delivered, Installed in Coffee Shop »

Some updated pictures after a coat of BLO.

I used a loose spline inside a dado slot to align and reinforce the frames.


And then I used my freshly sharpened jointer plane to clean up the edges.

1/8 round over router bit on the edges and corners, followed by lots of sanding. Then a coat of boiled linseed oil. I plan to add at least 3 coats of polyurethane (Minwax- floor grade gloss-see picture in previous blog entry).

-- DullChiselDoug,

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#1 posted 958 days ago

They look fabulous… a lot of work but worth it in the long run… they should be very happy with these…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 958 days ago

They look awesome. Great work.

-- Brock, Illinois

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#3 posted 958 days ago

Just favorited this link. I love when a great plan comes together. It just shows how many talented folks are on LJ!

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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#4 posted 958 days ago

Doug, those look excellent! Nice work!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#5 posted 958 days ago

Great effort!

-- Rome wasn't built in a day..... it just looks that way!

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#6 posted 957 days ago

Looks really great, Doug. Well done ! ! !

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 953 days ago

They look great Doug! Great contrast from the different woods. I am sure the owner is going to really appreciate these tables, they really are pro and custom. Good job!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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