I used Bob Lang’s Popular Woodworking plan for this Contemporary Coffee Table. Within a few days I have milled the rough sawn poplar lumber, glued the table’s top panel and then cut the legs, rails and aprons.
I am making this as a gift for my wife’s son Scot and his Ginger. Over a year ago I promised to make them a table for their living room. He gave me the general dimensions for his table: 24” by 24” by 18” tall. At the time I thought the table might be too short, but now after viewing this assembled table I think it will fit just right in their room.
Tomorrow I will begin staining it with my General Finishes Georgian Cherry.
I followed Bob Lang’s instruction to use pocket screws to fasten the short rails to the legs. I also used pocket screws to fasten the aprons to the the flat surfaces of the rails. I used plug to fill the pocket holes in the rails.
I have the table assembled. It is now ready for the stain I have chosen which is General Finishes Georgian Cherry.
I have applied Java stain. Now I entering the final stages for this project by applying coats of finish, General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.
-- --- Happy Howie