I’m in the process of building a coffee table for my apartment. I’m using Red Oak and Padauk for this. It’s going to be a relatively basic basic table.
It was an extremely nice day for this in March. Yes, I started this in March… outside… in shorts… in MN… did I mention my distaste for this “winter”?
Anyway, I started by using my [home made] router table to shave a pair of 3/4×11.25” boards down to 11” wide to use for the table top
I then used my biscuit joiner for assembling the top. I must say, I’m quite pleased with the porter cable, except the dust/woodchip bag…
Chips would hit the front of the bag and stop, causing a backup into the dust port and the next thing I knew I had chips and sawdust coming out of everywhere and filling the slot with it as well… I found it much better to just use it by removing the bag, and angling the bag mounting assembly away from me. Since I was working outside (and didn’t have my Rigid Wet/Dry Vac yet) this was fine for me.
I then proceeded to glue up the top. The best flat level space I found was an old dining table in our basement
That’s it for this entry. There will be another one soon, once I get the pictures from this past weekend up and ready.
Thanks for checking it out.