Cherry Coffe Table.

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Project by Francisco Luna posted 04-15-2009 08:55 AM 5751 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First comission. My wife wanted a small coffe table with the same idea of my saw horse, so here are the results. 24”W-45”L-17”H. legs at 5° both ways, 3 1/4” double tenons. I do not have a shop, so I built itim my small apartment with handtools.Tung oil finish.

All comments, especially critiques, are welcomed and appreciated.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Todd Thomas

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#1 posted 04-15-2009 10:13 AM

nice looking table…looks great…well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 11:52 AM

Looks great! I think I like your taste, as the last one, Burrito was really nice too.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 11:53 AM

Sweet! Through tenons are a very nice touch.

-- Marc

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Dave Haynes

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 01:28 PM

That coffee table looks pretty dang good to me! I especially like the contrast that the tenons create as they come through the top. Good job!


-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 03:33 PM

looks nice! what is the angle on those legs? what finish did you put on it? it looks glass smooth.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 04-15-2009 04:13 PM

nice cherry table,good design and workmanship

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#7 posted 04-15-2009 04:25 PM

nice table

-- Steve-o

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#8 posted 04-15-2009 04:30 PM

That is very nice, bro! I need something like this. Well done.

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#9 posted 04-15-2009 05:14 PM

beautiful! I love Cherry

-- Childress Woodworks

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Francisco Luna

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#10 posted 04-15-2009 06:40 PM

Thanks all! PurpLev, when I was laying out the trough-mortises, the upper “squares” were displaced 5mm both directions toward center of the table, so the angle obtained (about 5°) is “smooth”, still gives the table the gravity feeling. inicially I used a smoother plane to prepare all the surfaces; for the final stages a sharp card scraper -legs and underneath areas- and a Large Scraper plane for the top. Is the first time I use an scraper plane and now I can say I have a new favorite tool!

I used Pure Tung Oil for the finish, a second coat and final wax is due.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#11 posted 04-25-2009 02:59 AM

Beautiful design and craftmanship. I also love the way you photographed this. Don’t you just love the way tung oil brings out the natural beauty in wood.

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#12 posted 06-11-2010 01:22 PM

Nice skills. No Shop? That is just to much bragging for me! :)

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