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Project by JimAtLumberjocks posted 06-06-2015 12:25 PM 758 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee table I made for my daughter and son-in-law. Made the table top by laminating four 12”x48”X1” pine step risers together. Turned the top into a circle using a very large shop-made circle jig for my band saw.

The table skirt is made from laminating 4 layers of very thin strips of pine cut from 2”x4”s . Cut the thin strips on my table saw using a shop-made thin strip jig. The table skirt is inset into a 1/2” deep circular dado that I cut into the underside of the table top using a shop-made circle jig for my router.

The pedestal is a 12-sided cylinder made from 2”x4”s milled down then cut with 15 degree angles on both edges of each piece on the table saw. The pieces were glued and clamped using band clamps

The legs are made from laminated 2”x8” pine boards. I first drew out the shape of the legs on foam poster board and then when I had a shape I liked, I cut out the template, traced the shape out on my pine boards, cut the shapes out on my band saw and the smoothed them out on the oscillating spindle sander.

Everything was sanded using 180 then 220 grit sandpaper then stained using dark walnut stain. Lastly, I applied three coats of minwax polychrylic satin clear finish.

-- "Are you kidding me?"





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cnarf

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#1 posted 06-06-2015 12:58 PM

That is a beautiful table. They are very lucky.

-- cnarf, Ireland

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JimAtLumberjocks

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#2 posted 06-06-2015 01:03 PM

Thank you cnarf! The project was very enjoyable and I learned a lot.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 06-06-2015 11:49 PM

That turned out really nice. The circular apron worked much better than I would have imagined. Did you laminate and glue that up around a form?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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JimAtLumberjocks

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#4 posted 06-07-2015 12:05 AM



That turned out really nice. The circular apron worked much better than I would have imagined. Did you laminate and glue that up around a form?

- gfadvm

Yes. That’s exactly how I did it.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-07-2015 12:20 AM

Thanks

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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