Katie's Coffee Table

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Project by Festus56 posted 07-28-2016 07:12 PM 624 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Around the first of the year my daughter called and said she would like a better coffee table for her new apartment. After browsing pictures for hours I showed her a post here by Dexter Dearborn She really liked that style so from the pictures this is the end result. I asked her to measure the one she had so I had an idea how big to make it. She did not have a ruler so she lined up her dry erase markers to show it should be 8 markers long.

The top is Poplar wood from Monte Pittman and the rest is pine with birch ply for the drawers. She wanted it sturdy as she has some energetic friends so hope it is solid enough to hold up. Was the first time I made splined breadboard ends which turned out as good as I hoped.

The cracks were filled with epoxy then stained with cherry and several topcoats of poly in case of spills. Liked how the grain turned out and she really likes it so guess that makes it worth it.

Thanks for looking and all critiques / comments are welcome.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-28-2016 09:44 PM

I really like it.

You need to come get more wood.

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

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#2 posted 07-28-2016 10:42 PM

That’s really nice looking. That top is super attractive.

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#3 posted 07-28-2016 11:34 PM

Great looking coffee table—I’m sure Katie loves it!

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

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#4 posted 07-29-2016 02:32 AM

Real nice coffee table, Mark!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-29-2016 06:49 AM

Great job, Mark! How did you cut the groove for the breadboard spline? It turned out wonderfully. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 07-29-2016 01:53 PM

very nice

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#7 posted 07-29-2016 07:34 PM

Really nice looking table. Now Buy that Girl a Tape Measure . :)

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#8 posted 07-30-2016 12:03 AM

Thanks for the comments all.

Monte some day I will get back that way with something bigger than the bike.

Candy I used a slot cutter bit in my router. Worked great. I think I do have some assembly pictures.

Richard this girl probably already lost 10 of my tapes in the last 26 plus years.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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