So i was recently given a chance to make a coffee table for my local tattoo shop, and while they aren’t picky, i do have about a $300 limit, maybe more if I really impress. Today i started drawing up plans and looking up stuff online. so far the table top will be 62×34 inches with runners, stretchers and prefab legs. which brings me to my next question, where is the best place to look that has the biggest assortment of 12 to 16 inch turned/tapered legs? i did a google search but wasnt satisfied with the limited options the main sites had to offer. maybe there is LJ coffee table secret i dont know about yet :)
Also, i plan on use 2 different types of wood for the top since i’ll be routing for a 12×12 tile squared in the center. I bought a large piece of Andiroba on ebay fairly cheap and thought i should ask if its even any good for woodworking and if anyone has had any experience. (big thanks to dan for the link on ebay)
Right now my plans are to have 2 11×64 boards out of Andiroba and 2 12×50.5 out of another wood, probably oak. make a route on the oak to hold the tile in place. it may be easier to understand if you were looking at graph paper with me aha!. anyway. i plan to use glue and the kreg pocket hole jig i bought recently because he said it had to be very sturdy because people put their feet on the table and sit on it often. so thats why i chose the runners/stretchers style.
also he wants it covered in that very thick pour on poly like most bars have. i have zero experience with that stuff and dont have a clue as to the best place to buy any so any links to tutorials or video on its use would be greatly appreciated!
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