Red Oak and Mahogany Craftsman style Coffee Table

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Project by Kram79 posted 10-23-2009 06:48 AM 4966 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built for my sister’s apartment. This project was my first project using my mortiser instead of drill press and chisels.

-- You can never have enough tools

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#1 posted 10-23-2009 06:55 AM

Really nice work great table.

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#2 posted 10-23-2009 06:56 AM

Cool looking.
For the top, how did you control the wood movement in your joints? I see that the oak is quater sawn, did you just glue the end pieces on or is there something else there?

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#3 posted 10-23-2009 07:04 AM

Very nice, I love the Craftsman style of furniture.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#4 posted 10-23-2009 02:00 PM

This is another gorgeous table. Putting in the mahogany panel adds visual interest to the table.

Nice job.

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#5 posted 10-23-2009 04:21 PM

Ooh, you have a mortiser. I’m jealous. Very nice simple arts and crafts design but not all that “simple” to make well. I like! Very nice.

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#6 posted 10-23-2009 07:46 PM

Nice work, congrats on the mortiser.

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#7 posted 12-30-2009 04:20 PM

how did you get the end grain to look so good

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#8 posted 01-02-2010 05:26 AM

Kosta I used quartersawn red oak which tends to display some great grain patterns. I also used a light minwax polyshades finish to help bring it out a little more

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