|Project by dpow||posted 01-08-2015 12:20 AM||1620 views||13 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve wanted to make a mission style coffee table for a long time but could never finalize a plan in my head of the way I wanted it to look. I found numerous examples here on Lumberjocks and tried to incorporate the best features from some that I admired. While looking through a book on Mission/Craftsman style furniture, I saw a picture of a coffee table with what appeared to have what I would call a “ships grate” for a top. So, add that to the list of other features I wanted to use.
I built my version of this timeless piece of furniture using Red Oak: quarter sawn red oak as much as I could. There are 12 through mortise and tenon joints. The “ships grate” is made of 1/2” wide x 1 3/4” deep pieces of red oak interlocked together and sitting down inside a frame under the top. The 2 pieces of glass are 1/4” thick x 16” x 20”. Overall dimensions are 19” high x 23” wide x 49” long. The finish is just Minwax stain and polycrylic urethane. Thanks for looking.