Mission-style Sofa Table

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Project by HTS posted 1964 days ago 2155 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A “first” project for my wife. First real piece of furniture. First edge-glue composite project. First mortise and tenon project. First lesson in paying attention to the dry-run assembly…because it looked like it all worked well at that stage, but once i started gluing, it didn’t go together quite as tight. Thought I had been very conservative with the glue, but can think of no other reason that joints didn’t pull up as tight as during the dry fit during the clamping process. Red oak, satin polyurethane finish.

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#1 posted 1964 days ago

Nice table… I love Mission Style… to bad my wife doesn’t :(

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 1964 days ago

Thanks, lucky for me, it is my wife’s favorite…to go along with the pieces my grandfather created 90+ years ago. Just took me too long to slow down and get into it!

BTW Interpim – thanks for your service! My dad was career Army.

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#3 posted 1964 days ago

Great first piece. Simple yet complex enough to stop people cold to have them say, “it’s your FIRST one??”
How many coats of satin poly?

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#4 posted 1964 days ago

2 coats on the lower portions, 4 on the top piece. 320 sanded between coats. Still learning the fine art of finishing. Thanks for feedback.

-- HT, Denver, Colorado

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#5 posted 1963 days ago

Nice looking table!

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

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#6 posted 1963 days ago

very cool table..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#7 posted 1963 days ago

a big thunbs up.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1963 days ago

wonderful table …I love the style and all that Oak grain is really great : ) Congratulations on all of your firsts !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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