Nothing new but a nice useful project

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Project by andy_P posted 06-29-2015 06:53 PM 1199 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think I got some hints on this project from someone in here. Thanks if that be the case.

Using pocket hole joinery I built these sofa tables out of some Poplar with gel stain after using Charles Neil’s Blotch Control and finished with three coats of General Finishes’ Armor Seal. Like I said, nothing spectacular compared to what some of you true woodworkers produce, but they are really handy around the couch and can be moved around very easily.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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View Alongiron's profile


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#1 posted 06-29-2015 07:46 PM


That is a great looking project! I made one of those for my wife here a couple months ago and she just loves it!

The finish looks great!

Thanks for sharing!


-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 11:44 PM

Oh I dunno Andy. Nice clean lines. The finish is spot on. A well thought out use full project. Looks pretty damn good to me. Well done.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 06-30-2015 12:53 PM

I like it Andy. It would be handy/dandy when you need a quick table

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 06-30-2015 12:55 PM

Very nice and practical too.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 06-30-2015 07:30 PM

Nah, nobody here will ever make one now!

GREAT IDEA and project!

I will have to make a few smaller ones up.

How tall works best? Approximate sizes of pieces will be appreciated also. Thanks.

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 09:36 PM

I made mine about 25 inches tall. the table part is 19×12. We really use them a lot. I was actually surprised. They are big enough to do the job and small enough to move around quickly.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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