Mapple coffee table

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Project by loupitou06 posted 07-09-2015 08:49 PM 1317 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow woodworkers,

I completed this coffee table and it was very fun.

The primary wood is curly maple. I’d like to give a shout out to amazon exotic hardwood located here in sunny Orlando for their high quality domestic and exotic hardwoods (

I have always wanted to make a table with the feet curving inward (I usually make them flair outward) and I really like the result. I took to opportunity to introduce an arc in the table top, some curves on the side aprons.

The drawer has a false front, that doubles as the front apron. I didn’t want any protruding handle so I drilled 2 offset holes in the drawer front and laminated a piece of contrasting wood (bloodwood) on the poplar drawer.

The finish is shellac (3 coats) and 5 coats of oil based varnish, sanded all the way to 1500 grid.

Thanks for watching and on to the next project !


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#1 posted 07-10-2015 03:11 AM

Very nice! I like the light color and the curves you introduced. Nice work!

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#2 posted 07-10-2015 04:16 AM

Great work… even looks good underneath… and why not.

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#3 posted 07-10-2015 01:18 PM

Very much like the proportions and the curves. Very nice piece. Good job.

-- eTodd

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#4 posted 07-10-2015 06:25 PM

awesome build, great finish,and great looking china cabinet there too

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