Sleigh Coffee Table

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Project by MLK posted 2088 days ago 3831 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The people I made these tables for just built a second home in the mountains. They supplied me with a bunch of dimensional lumber left over from the construction of there home and ask me to make the tables from that.

The sleigh coffee was made from a picture the people had and was the most challenging project I ever made. The frame was made from 4×4 that was resawed to shape the varies parts of the frame including the rails. The assembly also called for both the rails to be tilted towards the center at 7 degree angle, The biggest challenged was the rails, I laid the hole thing out on my cad program, from that I was able to determine how to glue the varies parts to form the radius. I printed out the rail drawing to there actual size 53” long and 20” high from that I made a template from ½ mdf. Once I had everything together I rough cut the rails on the band saw and the final shaping with the temple and router. The people I made the tables for did the staining themselves.

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#1 posted 2088 days ago

neat idea, I like it

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 2088 days ago

An interesting project and well executed.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 2088 days ago

Well done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 2087 days ago

A unique design. Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1432 days ago

Really I sweet idea, like it.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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