Teak Coffee Table

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Project by Andre posted 08-23-2016 12:08 AM 1495 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple solid Teak coffee table made for my Mom. Finish is Osmo Polyx®-Oil, wiped on my hand, Legs are mortised into top and rails are double doweled into legs.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 12:11 AM

Nice one Andre. Solid teak ….. nothing but the best for Mom. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 12:12 AM

Looks awesome Andre! How do you like working with Teak?

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 12:29 AM

Thanks Paul, need to keep her happy so I have a reason to keep coming to the coast!

Brian, Teak is a real nice wood to work with, grain can be a little unfriendly sometimes but usually straight. Very oily so planning is actually fun, this Teak was Burmese I think, 4/4 stock cut in the 1970 s bought it a W.G. Channings in Edmonton, we won’t talk about the price!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 12:50 AM

Looks really nice – I like the proportions & the grain pattern on the top.

-- Phil

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 12:56 AM

Really like the design as it allows that beautiful wood to be the star.

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 01:03 AM

Looks good and I like the contrast between the top and legs /stretchers .
I think Mom will like it and you will be in the good books for a while .
When did that shaper wander into your shop ?


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 08-23-2016 02:28 AM

Very nice Andre, good reason to make a trip here!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 08-23-2016 02:53 AM

Really nice

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

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#9 posted 08-23-2016 03:45 AM

Thanks all,
Klaus, shaper was there last time you were over, use it as a router 90% of the time still need to redesign a more practical fence!

Yes John, the order/request was made last September when she moved into the Condo! Only a year? True Krenov influence! LOL! Did have to find and buy the wood and let it climatise.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 08-23-2016 06:01 AM

your joinery is beautiful, I really like the way you matched the pieces on the top, but most of all, the design is so clean and fresh. This is masterful. BTW, how is your saw blade doing :-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#11 posted 08-23-2016 09:05 AM

Solid simplicity

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#12 posted 08-23-2016 12:03 PM

I’m surprised no one is freaking out about the legs being mortised into the solid slab top, given all the wood explosion hysteria here.

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#13 posted 08-23-2016 02:53 PM

Andre, this is a nice looking table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 08-23-2016 03:23 PM

nice looking

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#15 posted 08-23-2016 05:14 PM

Great looking table with beautiful wood!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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