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Stickley/Limbert Inspired Coffee Table

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Project by Seth Hettena posted 06-24-2014 10:12 PM 665 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third woodshop project and the first one that involved a finish beyond tung oil.

It’s a Limbert inspired coffee table with a Stickley finish based on a model I found on the Internet. The table top is QS red oak and the legs are plain saw red oak. I cut the top using a router table. Originally I wanted the holes in the cross beams to be square but it was far easier to make them round.

For the finish, I started by trying to fill the pores with Danish Oil. I think this worked OK, but not perfect. Next, I sanded back to bare wood and applied yellow amber Transtint covered with General Finishes antique walnut, followed by three coats of Arm-R-Seal.

This is my first post on LJ so I apologize in advance for any errors.

-- -- Seth





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 12:05 AM

Well, errors or not, your table looks great! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of use from it, and a lot of satisfaction on a well-done project!

-- Dean

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 01:45 AM

Very attractive and nicely built.

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 12:13 PM

great looking coffee table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 03:28 PM

Great job; I love the proportions. What’s the diameter of the top?

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Seth Hettena

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 03:33 PM

I’m very honored by all these compliments coming from much better woodworkers than I!

Nitewalker, the top is 38” in diameter and is 16” high.

-- -- Seth

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 07:36 PM

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