Mahogany Coffee Table

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Project by joejt posted 52 days ago 767 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I made a mahogany coffee table. This table is similar to a table we had in our home about 1950. So it is probably best classified as “mid-century modern”.
The table is made of African Mahogany, finish is medium red mahogany dye and lacquered. Final polish of the top with pumice and rottenstone. Result is a very deep and clear smooth finish.
One of the pictures is pre-assembly and pre-finish to show the natural color of the wood.

The legs are each made of 4 curved segments with ribbed edging.

The top is back-beveled to give the illusion that it is very thin.

-- joejt

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#1 posted 52 days ago

Very clean looking, I dig the color. Well done.

-- Gary, California

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#2 posted 52 days ago

Very nice design, great construction, beautiful wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 52 days ago

Beautiful table. Great work.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#4 posted 52 days ago

No kidding, beautiful table. Well done, it is a very fine piece of work. Thanks for posting!

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#5 posted 52 days ago

Really nice design. Table looks great.

-- Chris K

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#6 posted 51 days ago

Well done. I hope you signed and dated the underside as it will be enjoyed for quite some time.

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#7 posted 51 days ago

When I first saw it I said “I remember that design.” Nice craftsmanship.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 51 days ago

Looks great.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 51 days ago

Beautiful table. Super smooth finish. Great work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 51 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship! and a super finish!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#11 posted 51 days ago

Beautiful table and finish!

-- Dean

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#12 posted 50 days ago

Awesome table, great design I just love the style

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 49 days ago

Smart design and flawless work! Great choice of material. I’d say you have superb skills.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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