Coffee Table - my first

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Project by DavidTTU posted 47 days ago 634 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first time building a coffee table. It is made of Walnut, Mahogany, and Purple Heart. I made a one off jig to create the taper legs. That was an adventure. They are tapered to two sides. Finished it off with danish oil and will apply a thin coat of wipe on poly once that cures.

This project was made to match the table I made earlier this year. I really enjoy the thin strip lamination and am using it as a theme for my house.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but working with nice wood (for me anything besides box store pine is nice) is a process. I have such a limited supply and budget, that I often times just end up pacing around my garage trying to decide if what I am doing is going to work or is going to ruin this nice wood and my project. I have a long way to come in my wood working, but it has been a blast.

Hope you enjoy it.


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#1 posted 47 days ago

Beautiful work! I would love to branch out into some furniture, but right now my skill level isn’t there. Like you I have a very limited budget, so for now it’s boxes, cutting boards and coat racks. Thanks for sharing.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#2 posted 47 days ago

It’s nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 47 days ago

You may have a long way to go, but it looks like you’ve come a long way already. It looks great! Don’t worry – I do my fair share of pacing around the table saw too.

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#4 posted 47 days ago

I think your long way to go just got shorter, your work looks very nice. Clean and well built, good job.

-- Gary, California

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#5 posted 47 days ago

Congratulations on this build. Good job!

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

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#6 posted 46 days ago

Nice desing and perfect wood combination.

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#7 posted 46 days ago

Looks beautiful! I too have the same problem. I have a bunch of walnut in the shop and a scarred to use it as I don’t have an easy source. Great work!

-- J.D. Williams

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#8 posted 46 days ago

Really nice looking table. I’m glad you’re enjoying your journey in woodworking.

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#9 posted 44 days ago

Fantastic looking coffee table and dinette! I can completely relate to pacing around burning brain bytes deciding on the best course of action. Your efforts definitely paid off!

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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