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Padauk & Ambrosia Maple Coffee Table

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Project by SawdustOnMyBoot posted 09-12-2015 03:58 PM 1643 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just got finished with this Padauk & Ambrosia Maple coffee table and I actually remembered to take work pics this time! I made this for my own family’s living room since we’ll be getting reclining couches soon & won’t have room for our former rectangular table… plus, well, I’ll take any excuse to build a piece of furniture for my home! ;) I am currently obsessed with ambrosia & spalting in any species of wood, so right when I saw this maple at Advantage Lumber I knew it would be our coffee table’s top! It was a fairly easy build… tapering legs with one of my tapered leg jigs, chiseling mortise and tenon joints, sawing grooves in apron, joining maple with glue & biscuits, adding padauk inlay with CA glue to the top, sand, shellac & semi-gloss spar urethane on Padauk, satin lacquer on the Ambrosia Maple top, and then glue up & screw on top with fasteners.

What’s your favorite thing to build for your home?

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 09-12-2015 04:27 PM

Sweet table, great wood selection, treatment and finish. Great natural edge on this project, nice work.

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FloridaArt

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#2 posted 09-12-2015 05:28 PM

This is beautiful. I love the style and “beefiness” (is that a word?) of the legs.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#3 posted 09-12-2015 06:32 PM

Looks great. Love that wood.

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 09-13-2015 01:11 AM

Beautifully done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 09-13-2015 02:37 PM

beautiful wood

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#6 posted 09-13-2015 04:16 PM

That’s an incredible looking table.

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Jared

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#7 posted 09-13-2015 11:05 PM

That gives me some ideas. Good looking table.

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SawdustOnMyBoot

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#8 posted 09-13-2015 11:11 PM

Thanks so much for the compliments y’all!! Now my family wants me to make a matching end table… guess it’s back to the lumber yard I go! ;D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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MikeSpanky

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#9 posted 09-14-2015 04:21 AM

That’s good work. I love contrasting wood.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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