|Project by Jim Good||posted 12-21-2009 05:54 AM||4353 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
I designed this deck coffee table to put between our two Adirondack chairs on our deck and built it last spring in a woodworking class at Oregon State University. I used some nice mahogany I’ve had since I picked it up on the beach in Eleuthera, Bahamas in 1969. It was a gray, slightly wormy 2”x10”x12’ that was really heavy. After re-sawing, it’s been moved here and there, finally to Oregon and the current house. This pic shows it unfinished last summer. It’s really beautiful, beautiful wood. Alas, it’s now gone except for a few scraps.
The table is very simple in its construction with 1/8” slat spacing and fitted into breadboard ends, and that sitting on a platform and four legs… count’em. It was fun to build and really got me enthused about my new shop which was just then being started. Check out my Facebook page if you want to see the shop from first shovel to finish. I’ll post a pic or three here as well.