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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 1761 days ago

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 1761 days ago

Nice coffee table!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1761 days ago

Very nice! Good work!

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

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#4 posted 1761 days ago

Looks good Jeff. Welcome to LJs

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#5 posted 599 days ago

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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