Bubinga Coffee Table

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Project by tim0001 posted 03-23-2016 06:29 PM 1252 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an exercise in precision miter cuts and veneering. The table is veneered plywood miter cut and joined on all edges. I used “L” brackets on the end legs to join to the top/sides. Finish is oil with thinned poly.

-- TimV

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#1 posted 03-23-2016 06:42 PM

Very nice work, looks pretty solid as well.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-23-2016 08:38 PM

This is so nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 03-23-2016 11:55 PM

very nice always love bubinga,great job fits the room well.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 03-24-2016 01:31 AM

Really like this! Could you comment a bit more on what brackets you used to join the sides and top?

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#5 posted 03-24-2016 11:50 AM

Nice design. Love the Bubinga look.

-- "Always with Honor"

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#6 posted 03-24-2016 03:59 PM

Wow, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing that with us, great job.

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#7 posted 03-24-2016 06:12 PM

“L” brackets are just a piece of plywood cut in the shape of an “L” I glued up the top and legs separately, miter cut them on the table saw (tricky operation) and than joined them by gluing the bracket so that it connects the leg and top for strength, sort of like a spline on the inside. The legs are basically a mitered box so the L bracket which is a 90 degree angle spans the 45 degree angle on the leg to top joint on the inside of the box. The angle brackets are glued along the inside 4 inch edges of the leg and sides of the top. I have grandkids that just love to get onto things and kids will sit on it so I really wanted to make sure this thing was solid – and it is very sturdy.
Sorry if you are confused, its hard to explain without a drawing.
Thanks for the question!

-- TimV

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#8 posted 03-25-2016 01:05 AM

Thank you for explaining the L brackets. As a new woodworker I’m a sponge for “how to” information – especially when I see a great looking project like this!

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