Sofa/hallway table

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 03-08-2016 03:53 PM 1056 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This oak has been telling me that it wanted to be used (ie, I tripped on it in processing area). My wife suggested a bench. Quite honestly, I wanted something new for the Home Show this weekend so this is what I came up with. 5’ long, 33” wide and 18” deep. All oak. The black spot on the shelf is from steel in the tree when I Sawed it (another blade ruined). I did taper the legs. Hopefully it will draw interest at the show.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 03-08-2016 04:00 PM

Very nice piece. Yeah, I’ve had wood talk to me like that too ! Good build.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 03-08-2016 04:06 PM

Looks great buddy. Hope you do well at the home show

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 03-08-2016 04:13 PM

Great table, Monte. It should do well at the show

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 03-08-2016 05:05 PM

That looks good Monte. Should do something at the show.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 03-08-2016 06:58 PM


I like the new design! i’m guessing the legs are mortised in to the top? Since it is a bigger piece I’m guessing there will be some movement? Wondering how you are compensating for the movement?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 03-08-2016 09:27 PM

Looks great! Has a lot of character.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#7 posted 03-09-2016 12:37 AM

Too bad about the blade but the table does look nice. I like the the way you let the shelf into the legs. You’ll not bring it back home

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 03-09-2016 12:53 AM

Great looking sofa table! It’s a very nice live-edge slab, and works well as a bench or table. Good luck with the home show, and as said above, I doubt you’ll bring it back home!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 03-09-2016 12:55 AM

I like it! I hate using my sawmill blades a s a metal detector!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 03-09-2016 02:34 AM


I’m gonna steal that comment. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 03-09-2016 04:09 AM

Looks great even if it is not blue.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 03-09-2016 12:48 PM

Beautiful oak table, Monte! Really like the tapered legs. Should do well for you this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 03-09-2016 12:57 PM

Great lookin’ table Monte, and a big difference from the BKP…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 03-09-2016 03:41 PM

Really nice Monte

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 03-09-2016 03:44 PM

Monte, this is a beautiful table. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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