|Project by Nitreug||posted 11-18-2014 12:12 AM||1453 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
I call this coffee table One. The reason is that I designed it to be seen as one cohesive table where the legs, base, stretcher and top are designed to look seamlessly into One table.
It is my entry into the Coffee Table Build-Off started by the Cronkwright Woodshop (learn more here: http://www.cronkwrightwoodshop.com/coffee-table-build-off/)
I also blogged about the build here: http://lumberjocks.com/Nitreug/blog/series/7596
This was probably the single most challenging build I’ve ever attempted. I designed the table and then figured out how to build it. In the end, it was an incredibly rewarding build. I decided to include a picture of underneath the top to show the incredible half cove on each side of what I call the spine. The spine is the thicker center section of the top. It serves 2 purposes: it add strength in the top and also acts as a part stretcher for a trestle table. A trestle table consists of 2 legs linked by a stretcher (or more). To create an empty space and clean look, I lowered the stretcher at the bottom and created a part stretcher at the very top. This is the spine. In some way, you don’t know where the base starts and where it ends. This is why I think the bottom is just as beautiful at the top.
I hope you enjoyed looking at this project and I look forward to reading about your feedback (positive or negative). Feel free to ask me any questions too!