build log, a shop made rustic version of a " fine furniture coffee table" #6: a couple pics starting working on the top today

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 07-16-2013 08:52 PM 1007 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Thanks Mike,
I started working on the top today.

I took whats left of the 1 full 2×4 and the partial of the other one, to give me enough to make 6 pieces around 42-1/2” in length, x 5/8” thickness.

I resawed them on my table saw, to give me the required amount.

I then doweled and glued them together, to make a panel.

To contiunue with the top I will need to get some scrap pieces to glue around the whole perimeter of the top blank, so as to give that thicker appearance.Then do some freeform scrolling to give it a sort of rustic natural edge effect.

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#1 posted 07-17-2013 08:32 AM

I agree that the top will look better if it looks thicker. Your idea of a rustic version of fine furniture is not far out of the ball park. The French especially have a historic tradition of doing this. That is, copying fine furniture styles with less expensive woods and less refined styling. You might say that this type of furniture has a comfortable rustic country feel to it while still giving some design flair to it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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