Retro style coffee table

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 03-08-2013 11:11 PM 2987 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For some reason, I am unable to get this weeks video to play on Lumberjocks. Please view it on You Tube.


This is a ‘50s style, mid-century modern coffee table. I made it to complement the credenza I made a few weeks ago. It’s made out of cherry and is a pretty easy project.

Please find building plans for this project here.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 11:42 PM

Nice build and video, Had to watch it on your web site though. keep coming up error on LJ

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 02:41 AM

Great video – thanks for spending the time to do them. Also had the same trouble with viewing video here.

-- Jason

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 05:16 AM

Cant see it error

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 12:49 PM

now you need to make an end table

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#5 posted 03-09-2013 01:44 PM

Nice job Steve! I agree with the others. Make the end table.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 06:26 PM

Great project

-- Norman

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 12:07 AM

Error in the video

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#8 posted 03-10-2013 12:22 AM

Nice work. I really like that one.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#9 posted 03-10-2013 02:37 PM

I think there may be a missing piece in the html code of your post.

The first character of the video id is missing in the iFrame.

Video id is …


In the iframe of your post…


I also think the forum software is modifying the code. The underscore symbol ”_” does not play nice. It is also the cause of all the replies showing in italic.

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#10 posted 03-10-2013 07:41 PM

Nice job Steve. It probably happened long before now, but I see further improvements in your woodworking. I also see a benefit of the added snippits of teaching moments such as the Dado/Rabbet information you included.

I LIKE the sticker on your TV. I am partial to your Duct Tape clamps too. Keep-in it real. Carry on.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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