Arts and Crafts Coffee Table

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Project by tallpaul posted 01-15-2010 08:14 PM 2725 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was completed a while back, one of my earliest furniture efforts (I swear the dust wasn’t there until I took the pictures) built as an adaptation of plans for a mahogany side table in the Greene and Greene style, found in Fine Woodworking, August 04. The legs are shorter, of course, to get the right coffee table height, and built up as hollow, four sided posts with a lock miter bit. I used quarter sawn and rift sawn white oak, with some but not all of the ebony accents. Breadboard ends are pinned from the bottom, so no screws or plugs on their ends. I like the look of the ebony splines in other pieces, but chose to keep this piece quite simple. For me, it’s really pleasing to get the proportions right, and I think this emerged as quite a handsome table.

The finish is Bartley gel stain, and gel varnish, finished with wax.

-- tallpaul

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 02:53 AM

That is a great looking table.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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