|Project by chipmaker||posted 1762 days ago||15142 views||6 times favorited||17 comments|
This is my first furniture project in over 18 years, it is a lift top coffee table made for my wife’s birthday. It is made of red oak stained with minwax golden oak to match her other oak furniture, finished with 4 coats of water based gloss poly applied with HVLP. I used a combination of bisquits, mortise and tennon and pocket hole joints. It has one large deep drawer and two small cabinet doors with additional storage under the top. The lift hardware is from Lee Valley. This table also has a hidden storage compartment not shown in the pictures.
It has interchangeable tiles in the top so they can be changed to match the furniture or other accessory items.
This is my own design and is larger than most coffee tables, dimensions are 34×60x19 she loves it so much that she has instructed to make end tables to match. (And that in my mind gives me an excuse to buy more wood working tools with no complaints from her.)
-- The rule is measure twice and cut once. My problem is I still measure with a mic and cut with an axe!