Walnut Coffee Table

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Project by Chris Dehmer posted 06-08-2009 05:46 PM 1840 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first time I had done a piece with and carving detail at all, but it won’t be the last. The diamond shapes were made by first routing out what waste I could with a trim router and cleaning things up with an assortment of chisels. The routed part was then hammered out with a tool I made from an old hinge pin. (Thanks for the idea T-Chisel). It was a ton of fun but I will say that the ‘carving’ part took the better part of 3 days to complete but it seemed much longer. I attached the aprons to the legs with sliding dovetails. The finish is Hydrocote Lacquer which I sprayed on with an hvlp sprayer.

-- Chris,Atlanta Georgia,

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 07:56 PM

A very nice looking table! The clean lines accented with your carved diamonds is excellant!

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 08:34 PM

Very nice looking table. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 10:09 PM

Great job, I really like that design and the details

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 10:16 PM

wow …what great detailing … really takes this project to another level

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#5 posted 06-10-2009 04:38 AM

The detailing really makes the table special. It should be an heirloom for someone.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 05:16 AM

Nice looking table! I love working with Walnut.


-- John

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#7 posted 06-10-2009 05:33 AM

Hey Chris
That’s one fine table super design and great details

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