Coffee table

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Project by bob101 posted 11-03-2014 12:20 AM 1303 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee table of black ash. I used 1&1/2” stock, with the table top being glued and biscuited , and the legs were three pieces each the same thickness as the top. stock cut at 22.5 degrees and half lapped. Finished with early American minwax oil based stain and six coats of laquer sanded to 2000 grit and rubbed out with pumice and tripoli. Just a wax buffing left to do.

-- rob, ont,canada

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 12:49 AM

Cool design! Not familiar with black ash.
Question: is it stable with no stringers between the legs?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 02:48 AM

Looks great. Cool design.

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#3 posted 11-03-2014 03:30 AM

Most excellent!

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#4 posted 11-03-2014 04:39 AM

The stringers were added to beef up the lateral stability. I could have went without but was worried about breakage if someone like a child was to give it a hard jarring, my grandson loves to push furniture around so I went with the stronger option.

-- rob, ont,canada

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 04:41 AM

Black ash is local to northern ontario, it grows in moderately sandy wet conditions in small stands. It’s difficult to get large trees

-- rob, ont,canada

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#6 posted 11-03-2014 01:16 PM

Looks great,I love the legs

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada -

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#7 posted 11-03-2014 02:17 PM

Beautiful legs- nice design in total.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-03-2014 02:42 PM

nice table

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