Two-Tone Sofa Table

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Project by Dave G posted 05-06-2016 09:59 PM 1110 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a curved front sofa table with a drawer and a backrest. I use it as my home workstation. The carcass is black walnut with poplar parts and the top is hickory. The backrest made from the top cutout keeps my computer monitor from sliding off the back. As a highlight to the backrest I glued a strip of walnut to the bottom. The hickory naturally has a two tone. I finished it with Watco natural then satin wipe on poly. The walnut reminds me of chocolate and looks tasty next to hickory. Lumberjocks gave me the idea for the wood combination – thank you very much!. The design is my own.

The curved front was made by bandsawing an 8/4 chunk of walnut. I remembered to match the drawer front to the carcass parts for a one-piece-of-wood look.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#1 posted 05-07-2016 01:20 AM

That looks nice Dave. Impressively long.

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 09:37 AM

Very nice – good job on the drawer front

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#3 posted 05-07-2016 12:25 PM

Beautiful table, Dave. Love the grain match on the drawers.

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#4 posted 05-08-2016 02:37 PM

This thing has some really fantastic lines. It gives it a very active feel and I’m willing to bet that it really plays with the eyes in person. Very cool, man!

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#5 posted 05-11-2016 01:46 AM

Yep, I like it!

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