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Project by artsyfartsy posted 04-24-2015 02:16 PM 1610 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s friend wanted a couch table but didn’t know where to get one. (hint) So I volunteered to make her one. I bought some nice pine from a mill close by pretty cheep. It had been air dried so it was cost effective. As you can see it has lots of knots in it which makes it attractive. As I like Arts and Crafts style furniture, I designed it based on that concept with a few changes. It’s assembled using Mortise and Tenon joinery. While these photo’s don’t show it, the finish is about 4 layers of clear lacquer.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!





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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 04-24-2015 02:21 PM

Well she knows where to get one now. That’s a wonderful table, well designed and built.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Chris

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#2 posted 04-24-2015 06:12 PM

What a great build.

-- Liberalism... Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory.

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#3 posted 04-24-2015 06:45 PM

That’s a nice clean piece and looks like a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 04-25-2015 12:55 PM

Very nice. I really like the simple design, very effective. The mortise and tenon joinery is spot on! Thanks for sharing.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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artsyfartsy

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#5 posted 04-25-2015 01:18 PM

Thanks Guys,

Doing things the simple way is the best way.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 04-25-2015 02:22 PM

Hi ya Don,

I just now spotted your sofa table on the projects page…. Stellar job on the build, my friend. You did good, and the lady will like what you’ve built for her. That knotty pine, and the mortise and tenon joinery compliment each other. The small taper on the legs, and the arched bottom rail sits the bill…..Beautiful job….Thanks for posting…..I like simple designs…I guess that’s why I like building Shaker style furniture….Excellent work, bud…
Congrats on making the Top Three.

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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