Basic Oak Coffee Table

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Project by David posted 07-02-2009 04:46 PM 3091 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was the third project I built – about 6 months ago. Oak from home depot made prior to the purchase of my table saw. Legs are glued together 1X3’s while the top is 1X4. Also, didn’t know how to properly attached the base to the top so I ended up gluing them togther….hope there’s not much wood movement. Finished with a couple of coats of wood stain and then a clear poly. Thing is as solid as a rock.

-- dcutter

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#1 posted 07-02-2009 05:15 PM

Strong, Simple and Functional- can’t ask for more than that!!

Beautiful choice of wood, too!!

Nice Job!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-02-2009 05:16 PM

Looks like an elephant could stand on it!

Here is some info on attaching table tops. (I prefer #2):

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-02-2009 06:12 PM

really nice !


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#4 posted 07-02-2009 07:01 PM

Very nice looking table, I like how you put those matching boards on both sides on the top, very cool looking affect. Good looking build.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 07-02-2009 07:12 PM

Bullet-proof and ready to go!

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#6 posted 07-02-2009 07:35 PM

Appreciate the kind comments…honestly think some of you guys are paid to make a guy feel good!

Charlie – thanks for the link….had actually found that a while back when I realized there must be a better way to attach than through glue.

Happy 4th of July to all!

-- dcutter

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#7 posted 07-04-2009 11:39 AM

Very nice tabe! And your former projects too. I like your clear style and simple build!

Thanks for the link Charlie!

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#8 posted 07-05-2009 05:45 AM

looking good

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 07-05-2009 05:51 AM

Did you laminate solid oak to make the legs? This is the same basic table we use in our general shop class as a year end project. However I have them make L shaped legs. This allows the kids to make the table in 4 sections and then glue sections together. I give them the option of setting the legs inside the aprons which looks similar to your design, or using pocket holes to make everything flush. I do like your top also. Good job.

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