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Raised Panel Cedar Maple Lift Top Coffee Table

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Project by Dynamike posted 01-18-2015 04:50 AM 3628 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided on December 30th to build my wife a coffee table. 17 days (and numerous 12 hour ones at that), later this is how it turned out. I am pleased with every fit and finish. and the top works flawlessly. She just loves it. Made from Aromatic Red Cedar and Hard Rock Spalted Maple. Approximate size is 48 X 32. Hinge Mechanism is my own design although Several Ideas were had here on Lumberjocks. The top lifts with just 1 finger even with a center piece on top. and the tension springs prevent the top from slamming down. The turn buckles are for fine tuning of the tension. It works well.

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doubleDD

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#1 posted 01-18-2015 05:26 AM

I really like your idea of a lift table. Nice work and beautifully done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Brodan

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#2 posted 01-18-2015 01:26 PM

Looks great. I bet she loves it.

-- Dan, TN

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#3 posted 01-18-2015 02:27 PM

Awesome joinery and wood choice. Great design too!

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#4 posted 01-18-2015 03:49 PM

Both very interesting and very well executed. I especially like the creative approach to the ‘lift’ – bypassing all of the hinge issues. Nicely Done!

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highway

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#5 posted 01-18-2015 04:24 PM

Great work nice choice and i’ll bet it smells nice also lucky lady

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#6 posted 01-19-2015 02:19 AM

17 days!!! And that included working out the design? Very impressive, and a great looking piece too.

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#7 posted 01-19-2015 02:38 AM

It’s gorgeous. Beautiful joinery, and the panels are superb.

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#8 posted 01-19-2015 02:41 AM

This wood combo is fantastic. Nice work!

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