Coffee Table in Quartersawn Oak and Tile

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Project by tmblweed0429 posted 05-06-2009 01:33 PM 5842 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I determined the dimensions by placing a Monopoly board and the play money so that we could use this to play our games. My wife wanted that tile inlay and a nutmeg colored grout. For some reason, the grout looks pink but it really is a much darker shade and looks very nice in natural light. I used quartersawn white oak and stained it with a basic Minwax polyurethane finish. I like the sturdy feel and used through mortises.

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 01:47 PM

Very nice job on this table. I’ve had a box of tile my wife and I picked out about ten years ago, to build something like this. Just never seem to find the time. Maybe this will give me some more inspiration. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 02:17 PM

Nice table.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 05-06-2009 03:48 PM

Thats some real nice looking qswo, lot of rays. I like this table. It looks very sturdy, heavy. Nice job.

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#4 posted 05-06-2009 05:25 PM

Looks great .I bet you could park a truck on that baby

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 05-06-2009 09:43 PM

I especially liked how your design was influenced by a game of monopoly. Well done!

-- Hey! who cut one?

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#6 posted 05-08-2009 03:44 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. Yes, this is a very sturdy table and my oldest son already has dibs on it when I kick the bucket someday!

-- Trent Tidmore, Grapevine, TX

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#7 posted 05-26-2009 07:14 PM

Very nice table! I did one with some tile inlay. Mine was easy. Two 12’’ tiles at either end. Routed with a templet. How did you do the inlay? I love it, all of it!

-- Larry , Colorado

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#8 posted 12-25-2012 09:36 PM

Where can I find the plans for this?

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