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Project by Guy Dunlap posted 12-05-2014 11:26 PM 1415 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/





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#1 posted 12-06-2014 12:16 AM

Wow that’s a real beauty. Great work. Love the colors and design. A+

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-06-2014 01:39 AM

Great looking Table!!

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 01:43 PM


Wow that s a real beauty. Great work. Love the colors and design. A+

- Ken90712

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Great looking Table!!

- English

Thanks Ken and John. This design was quite a departure for me, and I agonized over the wood selection and design. I’m glad it came out the way it did

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 07:18 PM

Great design and execution Guy!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 12-06-2014 09:54 PM



Great design and execution Guy!

- CL810

Thanks!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#6 posted 12-07-2014 01:10 AM

Very clean. Very nice. Gr8 wood combos and design. Lotsa very nice details.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 12-07-2014 03:00 AM



Very clean. Very nice. Gr8 wood combos and design. Lotsa very nice details.

- Roger

Thanks for the kudos Roger!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#8 posted 12-07-2014 01:32 PM

Really nice. You are way above my skill level. The third photo hints that the legs don’t go all the way to the top. It would be nice to see another angle that shows how the top is supported. Nice design and nice selection of wood.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#9 posted 12-07-2014 02:13 PM



Really nice. You are way above my skill level. The third photo hints that the legs don t go all the way to the top. It would be nice to see another angle that shows how the top is supported. Nice design and nice selection of wood.

- danoaz

Thanks. A project like this just takes some planning and preparation. Knowing how to build it in your head, and then just getting started is the hard part!

You can almost see in the photo from the lower angle how the top “floats”. The side rails sit proud of the top of the legs by 1” towards the middle of the rail. I wish I still had the piece so I could take another photo for you.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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