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Coffee Table for the Wife

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Project by Richard W. Hyman Jr posted 09-05-2014 06:43 AM 1578 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Variation on a Coffee Table from Beachbumlivin

So this is the finish (I thought) of my deal with the wife. I promised her end tables and a coffee table and she let me turn our laundry room into tool storage for all the new toys she was going to let me buy to build her these projects.
The project turned into application of my lessons learned from the construction of the two end tables. She loved being able to have input on how her furniture was to be made and how it would look. Overall a fun process for the both of us.
Like the end tables from the previous project, this project is all pallet wood scrounged from around base excluding a couple of pieces of Ipe for color/contrast and the railing around the edges. The table top, skirt, and edge railing was sanded to 220 and the legs to 180 (I got lazy). The table got two coats of Liberon Tung Oil and 6 coats of GF Varathane. That many coats of finish on a project has taught me new levels of patience. I don’t know how you guys manage projects where it’s 8 or even 10 coats of finish!
The wife does seem pleased with the coffee table and has even already put in her next request for an entryway table. Time to make some more sawdust! :) Thanks for looking and any comments,critiques, or suggestions to help me learn are always appreciated!

VR,
Richard

-- VR, 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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Thewoodman2000

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#1 posted 09-05-2014 01:01 PM

Great story and nice build!!! Looks like you have a great helper too!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 02:05 PM

LOL. Thank you ! As for my helper he’s sure to let me know that he’s building with me whether I’m ready for him to help or not!

-- VR, 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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SuperCubber

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#3 posted 09-05-2014 04:47 PM

Another great use of pallets!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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Mean_Dean

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#4 posted 09-06-2014 12:11 AM

Great looking coffee table! It’ll go great with your previous end tables. Pretty soon you’ll have the whole apartment furnished!

-- Dean --------------------> "Don't give up the ship." James Lawrence, Capt, USN

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majuvla

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#5 posted 09-06-2014 11:48 AM

Beautiful colours!Nice table too!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 09-06-2014 03:04 PM

Great job, love the contrasting of the woods

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Surfside

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#7 posted 09-08-2014 09:27 PM

Truly spectacular! The wood combination really worked together!

-- "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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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#8 posted 09-09-2014 11:00 AM

Thank you guys. The encouragement is really really appreciated!

VR,
Richard

-- VR, 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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Tim Royal

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#9 posted 11-28-2014 10:59 AM

A variation is right! Not really rustic to say the least! Nice table

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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Richard

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#10 posted 09-16-2016 08:53 PM



LOL. Thank you ! As for my helper he s sure to let me know that he s building with me whether I m ready for him to help or not!

- Richard W. Hyman Jr


I know this an Old Post but I just had to say , take all the Help you can from your little helper as it may not be long before he finds out about Girls and then no more helping Dad with the woodworking. :)

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