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Red Oak Coffee Table (All Hand Tool)

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Project by James Wright posted 01-14-2016 02:31 PM 2723 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first Project in relearning woodworking with all hand tools. The coffee table is made from reclaimed red oak. All joints ate mortise and tenon, Bridal joint, or Dove-tale. the spindles are mortised into the stretchers and the stretchers are through tenon and draw bored into the legs. the bottom shelf is mortised into a grove in the bottom stretcher. As is the top stretcher mortised into a grove in the table top. The drawers is dovetailed with the tales showing on the front to give a bit of flare. the drawer slides out both sides and is pinned in place with one of the corbels. in other words, one of the corbels has a dowel that foes through the leg and into the end grain of the drawer this stops kids from getting into the drawer.

All told the project took me about 2 months to Finnish and was a great project to pick up some great hand tool skills.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 01-14-2016 02:56 PM

Great looking table, nice project.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 01-14-2016 04:42 PM

Fantastic workmanship and a wonderful coffee table.

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James Wright

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#3 posted 01-14-2016 04:49 PM


Fantastic workmanship and a wonderful coffee table.

- BurlyBob


Thanks for the kind words!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#4 posted 01-14-2016 05:01 PM


Great looking table, nice project.

- Bobsboxes


Glad you like it! Thanks for checking it out, and the great encouragement.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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ravensrock

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#5 posted 01-14-2016 07:33 PM

Very nice table. Looks similar to the one I built (with power tools!)—

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/181298

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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James Wright

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#6 posted 01-14-2016 09:13 PM



Very nice table. Looks similar to the one I built (with power tools!)—

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/181298

- ravensrock

Nice I love the setting you have it in. I wish I had put glass on the side of mine. The kids immediately get into it. but then again with glass there I would have to clean it every two minutes.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#7 posted 01-14-2016 09:54 PM

nice table

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James Wright

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#8 posted 01-14-2016 10:43 PM



nice table

- david38

Glad you like it. Sure was a lot of fun to make!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#9 posted 01-15-2016 01:57 AM

Sweet! I think that will be one of my next few projects.

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James Wright

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#10 posted 01-15-2016 02:04 AM

I am glad you like it! If you are wanting to do Hand tools it is a great project to learn the art. With all the joinery it gives you a good taste for everything.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#11 posted 01-15-2016 02:18 AM

Wonderful! I wouldn’t have the guts to try all that joinery with hand tools. My Uncle Ike and family also from Rockford, long gone I expect.

-- Smitty

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James Wright

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#12 posted 01-15-2016 02:27 AM



Wonderful! I wouldn t have the guts to try all that joinery with hand tools. My Uncle Ike and family also from Rockford, long gone I expect.

- smitty22

Tell last year I never would have ether. but it is odd what happens when your shop becomes 1/20 of it’s size! Thanks for the complement, I am glad you like it.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#13 posted 01-17-2016 12:56 AM

Very nice table.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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James Wright

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#14 posted 01-17-2016 01:05 PM



Very nice table.

- oldrivers


Thanks for the complement!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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