Kevin Rodel's Limbert style coffee table

  • Advertise with us
Project by RobS888 posted 09-22-2016 09:47 PM 837 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project!

From rough sawn to finished table.

My wife asked me to make this for her out of her stack of curly red oak. This is by far the most difficult thing I have made. I learned a lot about following directions! I need to work on my stock selection, I found with the legs I needed to match the grain better. The grid in the base isn’t as hard as it might seem.

It is finished with Watco natural Danish oil and 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal on all parts and 6 coats applied with a foam brush on the top.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

17 comments so far

View htl's profile


2033 posts in 581 days

#1 posted 09-22-2016 09:50 PM

Very nicely done.
I love this style turned out great.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

21568 posts in 1760 days

#2 posted 09-22-2016 09:51 PM

Very nice work

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

View Sundowner's profile


32 posts in 1357 days

#3 posted 09-22-2016 10:01 PM

very nice.
Limbert is underappreciated, IMO

View Richard W. Hyman Jr's profile

Richard W. Hyman Jr

716 posts in 1094 days

#4 posted 09-22-2016 10:31 PM

Beautiful table.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

View Mean_Dean's profile


4943 posts in 2569 days

#5 posted 09-23-2016 12:46 AM

That’s a great looking Limbert table—especially as this was your first project! You got not only a beautiful table, but a learning experience. Looking forward to seeing your next project!

-- Dean

View Durbs75's profile


87 posts in 37 days

#6 posted 09-23-2016 01:08 AM

Well done!! You are well on your way to even more beautiful projects!! The color on the top turned out consistent. In that one picture of the raw glued up top, it looks like some lighter and darker planks. Great job on blending the color and consistency!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

View a1Jim's profile


115177 posts in 2999 days

#7 posted 09-23-2016 02:43 AM

A well done and wonderful project,

-- Custom furniture

View TWegs's profile


13 posts in 37 days

#8 posted 09-23-2016 03:40 AM

Incredible job on this table. Very nice work.

View greyspider's profile


79 posts in 2345 days

#9 posted 09-23-2016 09:03 AM

Well done. Especially for the first project! Keep up the good work.



View mahdee's profile


3464 posts in 1189 days

#10 posted 09-23-2016 11:53 AM

Looks great.


View david38's profile


2391 posts in 1765 days

#11 posted 09-23-2016 01:54 PM

very nice

View helluvawreck's profile


22687 posts in 2288 days

#12 posted 09-23-2016 03:33 PM

This is a wonderful piece and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View fivecodys's profile


566 posts in 1058 days

#13 posted 09-23-2016 03:41 PM

I really like this piece.
You did a great job!

-- Chem, Central California

View ohwoodeye's profile


1712 posts in 2575 days

#14 posted 09-23-2016 09:13 PM

Look great.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

7716 posts in 1802 days

#15 posted 09-24-2016 05:53 AM

Fine craftsmanship.


showing 1 through 15 of 17 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics