Cherry Coffee table

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Project by Zac posted 02-14-2009 11:32 PM 1658 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone! This is my second post I think – just joined lumberjocks. I thought I’d post a couple projects to get started.

At the point of making this table – I’d really only been “woodworking” for about 6-7 months. Just kinda learn as I go. I was pleased with the results – learned a lot. Had some help with the finishing process from a friend from another forum.

This is an all Cherry coffee table I made for a Birthday present for the LOML. It is QS Cherry for the top. I finished it with Watco “Natural” Danish Oil, followed by Minwax Satin Poly.

I did use pocket screws to assemble, the next one I think I’ll try M&T joints.

Thanks for taking a look – I look forward to being active on the forums!


-- "Start with ten.....end with ten"

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 02-15-2009 12:15 AM

Zac, this is a beautiful table. Cherry happens to be a personal favorite of mine. You did a good job on the table’s construction and design. It has nice arts and crafts design to it, which is also a style I favor, and I like the cove edge treatment.

Nice job.

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#2 posted 02-15-2009 12:54 AM

Nice work Zac, you’ve done very well in just a few months. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#3 posted 02-15-2009 01:52 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. And man I got to say this is really nice.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#4 posted 02-15-2009 10:29 AM

You’ll have more fun making furniture with M&T joints. driving screws gets old fast . for me that is

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#5 posted 02-15-2009 06:40 PM

Howdy Zac, great job and welcome to LJ’s. Can’t wait to see more of your stuff.
Doug in Az.

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#6 posted 02-15-2009 07:08 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys – I’m still working on navigating this site…wow – it’s a big site! :) I like how the software works though, really smooth – flows well. This is turning out to be a truly addicting place! :)


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#7 posted 02-17-2009 10:49 PM

Nice job on the pretty table. love the cherry.

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#8 posted 03-16-2009 04:53 AM

Nice looking coffee table.

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#9 posted 06-03-2009 01:44 AM

She’s a beauty …the figured Cherry is so nice as well as your design .

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#10 posted 06-03-2009 06:21 AM

super table nice job

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#11 posted 06-03-2009 06:29 AM

looks real nice zac ,
you are well on your way , enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 01-10-2010 06:08 AM

Fantastic table.
Beautiful cherry lumber used and finish is perfect – welcome to LJ’s.

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