Oak Coffee Table

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Project by hinspeter posted 07-13-2009 09:55 PM 1341 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Solid Oak Top, dyed with Ruby Ox Blood and Jacobean dye, Base is Poplar for Barn Red and Pitch Black Milk Paint, Wax finish, lightly sanded for distressed look, top has Poly finish.


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#1 posted 07-13-2009 11:34 PM

Nice solid table.. good job but the legs look a little dainty for the chunkiness of the piece IMHO
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#2 posted 07-14-2009 12:02 AM

I think the legs look great. I love this table. Wish it was mine.

-- Janice

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#3 posted 07-14-2009 03:14 AM

Thanks for the comments. I agree the legs may be a little “dainty”. I made them out of 16/4 lumber and tried to keep them as big as I could. After the fact, I thought if I made the base bigger so the top would not overhang as much it would have looked better…better luck next time.


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#4 posted 07-14-2009 03:32 AM

Unique table

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 09:34 PM

I like it! Nice work ! Boy, you sure are a busy woman in the shop.


-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#6 posted 07-14-2009 10:49 PM

Sorry for the confusion. I’m not a woman. Just a guy that happens to be gay and passionate about woodworking, gardening, my partner and my pets. Thanks go to State of MA for recognizing my relationship with my partner. I know there are not a lot of woodworkers out there that happen to be gay but it would be nice to hear from them… for that matter, I don’t care if you are gay or not, I really just want to expand my knowledge of furniture making…


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#7 posted 07-15-2009 10:23 AM

Very nice, proportions are perfect IMHO! It would look nice with a Cherry top too, again IMO. Would look great if made taller etc as a dining Table? Keep up making you seem to have a good eye for design :)

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#8 posted 07-18-2009 04:28 PM

Those legs definitely don’t seem under sized for that table. The taper is kind of extreme but I think that the semi-bowling pin shape works well with it. Very nice table!

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