African Mohogany Coffee Table

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Project by Brian Lackey posted 10-31-2009 10:05 PM 1524 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a coffee table I made out of African Mahogany. There is not one fastener (pin nails on the shelf into the rails). All joints are mortise and tenon. The drawers are bearing glide full extension drawers and dovetailed all four corners and the face is a rabbet dovetail. Most of the wood is 5/4 with some being 4/4. Shelf is 3/8 Baltic Birch with mahogany veneer and dadoed into the four legs with a rabbet on all the rails. Table is 56”L x 22”W x 17-1/2”H.

I do have scaled CAD drawings in 3D if anyone wants to see them.

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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#1 posted 10-31-2009 10:06 PM

Super Job Very beautuiful

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#2 posted 10-31-2009 11:08 PM

Very nice!! Welcome to LJ.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 10-31-2009 11:42 PM

African Mahogany has caught my attention lately. I love the color! Nice job!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 12:07 AM

I recently purchased some African Mahogany and I love it. The table is beautiful and does justice to the wood.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 12:12 AM

Looks heavy enough it should be around a while. Great job.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 02:37 AM

Brian, Great job on your table. Very nice and welcome to LJ’s.

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#7 posted 11-01-2009 07:45 AM

Awesome table.

Welcome to LJs.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 11-01-2009 12:34 PM

Beautiful. Great build!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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