|Project by Festus56||posted 07-28-2016 07:12 PM||624 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
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 http://lumberjocks.com/projects/85342 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.
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