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Quarter sawn oak coffee table made for a friend. Relatively simple design and small but fun to make because it was easy to handle.
-- Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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#1 posted 10-25-2009 11:10 AM
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#2 posted 10-25-2009 02:34 PM
This is a good looking table. It has a nice design and proportions. The through tenons add visual interest to the piece. Of course, it now needs some matching end tables. :)
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#3 posted 10-25-2009 03:09 PM
-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!
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#4 posted 10-25-2009 04:28 PM
Nice work. Did you use a plan or your own design?
-- MW | www.MissionWorks.com
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#5 posted 10-25-2009 06:18 PM
Very nice. May I ask what finish you used?
-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails
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#6 posted 10-25-2009 06:35 PM
DB, I do like that table. I think you managed to match up the grain throughout the project to present a very visually appealing appearance. Proportions, graining, the stain. Wow. I like! Real through tenon or faux? Either way it adds just the right touch, IMO.
-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....
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#7 posted 10-25-2009 09:11 PM
Nice coffee table.
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#8 posted 10-26-2009 12:50 AM
Nicel project! What are the dimensions? What did you use for the finish?
#9 posted 10-26-2009 01:59 AM
The table top is 36×20 and it’s 18 inches tall. I modified a design I saw in a Stickley book. I try to use the golden ratio rule for most of my re-designs. The couple I made it for wanted a smaller coffee table for their small room. The tenons are real through tenons. I used up two extra legs making them. Finish is 4 coats of Sam Maloof poly/oil and I put 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal oil and urethane on the table top. The legs, as Stickley made them, are quarter sawn oak on all four sides. That was fun. (Stain was Red Oak Minwax 215)
Thanks much for the nice feedback. My next project is a television cabinet for the couple that got this table. Same basic design, arts and crafts but now I have to tackle 4 drawers, a first using dovetails for me…..hmmm guess I’d better make a few (lots) extra pieces…:)
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#10 posted 10-26-2009 03:10 AM
Nice design and size on your table. Great build and can’t wait to see the TV cabinet.
-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com
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#11 posted 12-07-2010 10:03 PM
Very pleasing proportions. Well done.Cheers
-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush
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