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Walnut Sofa Table #1: The Design

01-10-2011 10:00 AM by Thomas Keefe | 0 comments »

I was recently contracted by my wife to design and build a sofa table for our den. This describes the design of the table. As I receive no monetary remuneration for this contract and I live in the house too, I have some design input. However, I was limited to some constraints: (1) Dimensions must be roughly 6’ long and no more than 12” wide; (2) Simple design; and (3) Moderate cost. My goals were to please my customer and try out a new beading plane I recently bought (an old Stanley #45). The sketchup design of the table is shown below. The legs and stretchers are made from Walnut and I plan to use Mahagony for the top. The stretchers attach to the legs using mortise an...

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