Coffee Table

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Project by CastleOfCheese posted 11-05-2015 08:24 PM 1090 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table a couple of years ago for my girlfriend. Luckily, she’s now my wife, so I got to keep the table ha. The top and the feet are made of walnut that we pulled out of a family friend’s barn. The legs and the shelf are made out of cherry that was milled from a tree in my grandmother’s backyard. I used two bow tie joints to hold splits together. The walnut top has a cherry bow tie and the cherry leg has a walnut bow tie. Both were chiseled out by hand. It was fun to do it that way, but also a little nerve wracking, as I’d never done them before. The walnut feet are mortised to allow the legs to set into them. It’s been a nice table for us and the lady really likes it, so… mission accomplished, I guess.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 08:29 PM

Very cool. Great looking piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 12:59 AM

You are so lucky to be able to build furniture that has a long deep family connection. I wish I could do so. Your new wife better appreciate all your work. You did a fantastic job.

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#3 posted 11-06-2015 01:08 AM

That’s a great looking coffee table! The walnut and cherry go well together—and I love that live edge!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 11-06-2015 02:14 AM

Great looking table! Don’t think I have seen walnut/cherry combo before but I like it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 11-06-2015 02:30 PM

looks great

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#6 posted 11-09-2015 05:09 PM

Awesome work!

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