Over the couch table

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Project by MikeSpanky posted 09-14-2015 05:18 AM 1590 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife was wanting some sort of table for the couch. I remembered seeing some made similar to this on LJ. Though nothing special it is my own design. I used some left over cedar and pine I had from a couple projects back for the top and front. The base is just 3/4 plywood. This couch has a flat steel bar running near the floor at the front so I had to make some short legs on the table to allow the base to strattle. It’s nothing fancy but works. I applied 4 coats of Danish oil followed by wax. Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 09-14-2015 06:22 AM

I’m pretty sure your wife likes her new couch table. I also have seen something like that before. You didn’t show it, so how did you attach and support the table?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 09-14-2015 12:02 PM

Nice handy table, Mike!! I could use one like that!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-14-2015 02:55 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 09-14-2015 04:02 PM

I like that.

We have a sectional in which all the parts, some relining, some not, bolt to rails at the bottom. One piece has a “console” thing with a compartment for stuff and two cupholders. I really don’t like it. It doesn’t hold very much. The cupholders are hard to clean. It’s in the way if you want to hold hands with your wife. :0

I like this better. You could move it out of the way when you don’t need it. You could build one with a compartment if you need that, cupholders if that float’s your boat etc.


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#5 posted 09-14-2015 04:32 PM

Thanks for the comments. I didn’t add a lot of details, sorry. Top is 18×18 inches. Front is 22×14 inches. I cut some 45 degree bracing and used pocket screws on those plus pocket screwed the top and bottom to the front. I wanted to mortise and tenon this thing together but not as good at it yet and was sort of in a hurry to done. Working on an add on room making ready to build a new kitchen. You know how those honey do projects are though, best to keep ‘em happy. It turned out ok I guess.

Our remodel has furniture in odd places right now so the couch having recliners has become the main seating. The table is a great addition, a place to put remotes, coffee cups, etc.

Paul – I thought about cup holders on the back side but was in too much of a hurry. Thats is something I’ll think about adding though.

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

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#6 posted 09-15-2015 02:43 AM

Well done… Looks great

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 09-20-2015 02:12 PM

Looks like a nice bookmatch of Ash and, is that cedar on the top? Thnx in advance

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

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