How to Build a Table- Mission STyle

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Blog entry by Smed posted 03-15-2010 11:00 PM 5377 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For all you table building lovers and woodworkers in general….we recently posted a video up on Youtube on how to build a Table Mission style…You can check it out here and we would love to hear feedback on what you think!

-- Christian Smedberg, Director of Marketing,

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 02:34 AM

I think the concept is cool for a Home Depot crowd that likes to try more adventurous DIY work. Maybe the home refurbers site? or HGTV fans? In that case this is a great concept. You will however have to deal with people that don’t know much about wood and what will they do when a board warps or any other issue? They will be calling for a refund or a replacement.

For marketing on this site- I would tend to agree with Brian, I think it isn’t the right place…In any case I wish you all the best

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 04:45 AM

your basically assembling a pre made coffee table. your not really building it

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 04:59 AM

ditto, ditto, ditto

however decent quality video.

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#4 posted 03-17-2010 05:14 AM

I agree with the comments above. This might be a great “kit” for DIYers, but most of us want to be able to say “I made that!” rather than “I put that together!”.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#5 posted 03-18-2010 04:17 AM

i went to the web site but couldn’t find prices on a coffee table kit. i found the price on the legs alone and when i add that up, i get a little nervous at what the whole kit might cost.

so Christian,
now tell us what does this kit cost if you’re not John Nixon?


-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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Vincent Nocito

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#6 posted 03-18-2010 02:23 PM

I am not usually one to throw mud when looking at projects, however, I must say that there are deficeincies in both design and construction of this “mission style” coffee table. There is more to mission style furniture than sticking a breadboard edge and a few wood plugs on a table slab. The legs are too heavy and short for the table. There is nothing remotely mission or arts and crafts in the design of the legs. Why glue the m&t joint and then use pocket hole screws? The corner braces appear to block the pocket holes needed to attach the top to the frame. The bolt on the leg is useless. If you have glued and screwed the thing together what purpose does that bolt serve? The only reason to have it is if the thing is meant to come apart. I agree with the previous comments. It may sell to the DIY weekend warrior that is looking for a step up from the usual flat packed Ikea stuff. I have doubts that it can compete with Ikea costs.

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#7 posted 04-07-2010 11:53 PM

I say we cut it up and make something cool out of it! hahahahaha!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#8 posted 08-13-2010 09:57 AM

Fatastic. Now this is a project that I would enjoy.

Plasmo – UPVC Windows and UPVC Doors

-- Matt |

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#9 posted 09-20-2010 08:56 AM

Fantastic site and most helpful.

Seane Threeks

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