Sofa Table

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Project by AJJ posted 10-15-2009 05:08 AM 1958 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this sofa table from rough red oak at a week long course at J.D. Lohr’s woodworking school in PA. A great experience. I will be attempting to duplicate the look in a couple of end tables in the near future. (Once I get a planer).

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 07:06 AM

Nice table AJ

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 07:38 AM

I’m building a hall table similar to the one you built, but mine will have 2 inset drawers and tapered legs. You did a really nice job on the table. Mine’s red oak also. Seems like a lot of sofa and hall tables are showing up on here all of a sudden. Must be a shortage of somekind!! Did you taper the legs—can’t tell?
which went from 2” down to 1 1/4” . Turned out great. Thanks again, Jim.

Hey a1Jim: I built the taper jig from one of the plans you posted to me last week. Sweet! I tapered all 4 sides

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 12:27 PM

Nice table!

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 01:31 PM

Very nice, welcome to LJ’s!

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 02:35 PM

Beautiful looking table. I’m finishing up on one made at our Mason Dixon Woodworking class last weekend.

-- 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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#6 posted 10-15-2009 04:19 PM

Nice detail on the leg.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 10-15-2009 09:26 PM

Really nice job on that table AJJ.
The detail makes it stand out.
I bet the end tables will look sharp too.

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#8 posted 10-16-2009 01:07 AM

AJ, Great build. How did you end up in a woodworking school in Pa and I see you’re from OR? Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 06:19 AM

Thanks for all the positive comments.
Rich, yes the legs are tapered on the inside faces, vertical on the exterior faces.
Huff, I was living in Northern Virginia and I am from Philly. So I stayed with my brother and commuted to Jeff’s school. He is an exceptional wood worker and also a very patient teacher.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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