Pine coffee table / chest

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Project by Ben Martin posted 1840 days ago 2117 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my First serious cabinet making attempt. Many thanks to Cameron, Bill and Chad for advice and help.

A friend asked me to build a coffee table for her, when she found out I had access to a shop, and gave me some very good mesurements to work with. My actual order was “About half the kitchen table long, and a bit narrower, with a split top for storage.”

I had a lot of fun working on it, and learned 2 things…
1) Box joints look good, but take forever to get right!, and glueing is a pain in the backside
2) Always use scrap wood to calibrate! I ended up making one panel over because I wasn’t sure about how to adjust the equipment.

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#1 posted 1840 days ago

Wow, Beth!!

Those box joints turned out great!!

At least with those specifications, it is difficult to go wrong!


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

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#2 posted 1840 days ago

Great looking pine stand. Lot of room on top. That’s what I like.

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

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#3 posted 1840 days ago

I love the look of pine, great job

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#4 posted 1839 days ago

I like those directions Half a kitchen table long. (Thats assuming that everyone has the same size table)

The chest looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#5 posted 1839 days ago

Very nice cabinet!

I like to see more pine projects. I have access to a lot of pine and I’m watching for ideas on how to use it.

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#6 posted 1839 days ago

Looks great Beth

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1829 days ago

What a neat idea. I really like that table.

-- Janice

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