Coffee Table

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Project by Jestgr posted 11-02-2009 05:58 PM 1577 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a very simple coffee table I made as a first project. This was made with one of those starter cordless kits that comes with a saw, drill, and light, as well as a router. The legs are essentially mortise and tenon, and the top is nailed into the apron (I liked the look of the rows of nails in the top, which you can’t really see in the picture). I also ran a router with an ogee bit around the outside of the top to provide the profile on the edge. It’s finished with a Minwax oil-based stain that turned out a little dark for my taste. All in all, a simple project to get the ball rolling.

-- Jeff in Corpus Christi, TX

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#1 posted 11-02-2009 07:32 PM

Jeff, this is a nice table. It has clean, straight-forward lines to it and it looks like an excellent start on your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 02:21 AM

Nice coffee table!

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 02:26 AM

Very nice! Good work!

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 02:53 AM

Looks good Jeff. Welcome to LJs

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 09:56 PM

Nice table. I just finished a fairly simple end table. You’ve entered a fantastic hobby! I always test a stain on a scrap piece to avoid dissatisfaction with the final color. I hope to see more projects from you soon. Keep up the good work!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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