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Pine Parkay Coffee Table

I built this table for my Mom for her birthday. It is constructed from cabinet grade solid pine. I used Mortise and Loose Tennon Joinery to join the apron stock to the legs. The Parkay top was made by edge gluing differing width pine boards together, cross cutting the edge glued boards into strips and reassembling them with glue and biscuits out of order. I know that end grain to end grain joinery is generally weak, but in this case the overall size of the top along with biscuits made it remarkably strong. The table also has a third stretcher under the middle of the table to add strength. I finished the table by sanding to 120 grit, Varathane Early American Stain, 1 coat linseed oil, and 3 coats of tung oil.

Thanks for looking
Aaron the “Cheesehead”





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Brandon

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#1 posted 2641 days ago

Very nice! I like the pattern created and the overall finish on it :-)

-- Brandon, Maine, www.maineweddingtrellis.com

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Bill

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#2 posted 2641 days ago

A nice design and great color for the table. Well done Aaron.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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mot

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#3 posted 2641 days ago

Wow! That top came out nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Skee

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#4 posted 2641 days ago

Excellent finishing job – very nicely done. I recently did a similar thing with alternating wood species and also worried about end grain to end grain glue, so attached a 3/4” plywood base under the top for structure – I’m sure it was overkill for the situation, but that many joints in such a small space raised my anxiety enough to get me scratching my head.

The whole piece is very eye catching.

-- -- Skee from MN

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Tony

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#5 posted 2641 days ago

It looks really great. I love the design of the top.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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fred

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#6 posted 2641 days ago

I love tops like that. Great job.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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rentman

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#7 posted 2641 days ago

nice work

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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WayneC

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#8 posted 2641 days ago

Great lines. The top reallly stands out. I bet your mom loved it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 2640 days ago

Very cool design idea, nicely executed.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 2640 days ago

when I first saw this I wanted to play some hoops, then I quickly or dully came to my senses. Very nice looking table, your Mother must be proud. That top is just out standing. Keep up the great work jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 2640 days ago

Flat awesome Aaron. Great piece of woorworking art!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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oscorner

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#12 posted 2640 days ago

Great looking top and table.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Cheesehead

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#13 posted 2640 days ago

Thanks guys
I appreciate all of the positive comments
My mom did love the table

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 2639 days ago

Great table .. the top, even with all of the pieces together, looks very soft and delicate. Perfect gift for a “mom”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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scottb

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#15 posted 2633 days ago

very nice… will mom let you play basketball on it? (Parquet reminds me of the Boston Garden)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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