|Project by Guy Dunlap||posted 12-05-2014 11:26 PM||1481 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a coffee table I designed and built for the Coffee Table Build Off at the Cronkwright Woodshop (http://www.cronkwrightwoodshop.com/coffee-table-build-off/)
I decided to build a contemporary piece, as I typically build reproduction furniture and this would give me a chance to do something different. I have been toying with this design for several months as a hall table. However when I heard of this contest, I thought it would be a good opportunity to build it as a coffee table instead.
The mahogany veneered top is shop resawn to 1/8” thick and book matched. It is bordered in walnut with a maple inlay. The long sides have a gentle curve to them, and that same curve is carried below to the bent laminated long rails. The legs are turned and have a maple ring near the foot. The top also “floats” off the base.
The rails have been attached to legs with loose mortise and tenon joinery, and the ends of the rails have been curved to meet the legs.
The finish is boiled linseed oil/polyurethane/naptha blend that gives a close to the wood feel while still offering good protection. The Measurements are 50” x 22” x 17”
As always, I welcome your comments and questions!