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Project by Monte Pittman posted 09-24-2016 07:50 PM 1169 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Continuing trying different ideas. Idea of the raised top is to create a desk at the sofa. Made of American Elm with curly maple in the center.24” wide, 48” long and 19” tall. The top raises about 6”.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

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





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 09-24-2016 08:21 PM

Outstanding, Monte. The two grain patterns work well. Love that panel grain.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 09-24-2016 08:46 PM

Looks great!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 09-24-2016 09:13 PM

Monte
That is great.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 09-24-2016 10:10 PM

WOW….that is sure some beautiful wood Monte. Nice execution on the build sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 09-24-2016 10:34 PM

Great, Monte! I like the subtle contrast in the woods.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 09-24-2016 11:02 PM

Congratulations on pushing the bookbinderies and succeeding! Hope it catches a few eyes. What finish did you go with?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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johnhutchinson

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#7 posted 09-24-2016 11:20 PM

VERY NICE, but not for me.

WAAAY too much junk on my coffee table.

Come to think of it, that’s probably why I need one. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 09-24-2016 11:56 PM

Excellent. I like it a lot.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 09-25-2016 12:20 AM

Very nice Monte. Really like the woods together.

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#10 posted 09-25-2016 01:03 AM

Good job on this…..would also be a great design for gun storage too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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oldrivers

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#11 posted 09-25-2016 02:20 AM

Well done,

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 09-25-2016 02:29 AM

Good job Monte, like that table. The lift top is sweet.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#13 posted 09-25-2016 06:55 AM

Nice design and execution for a beautiful table!
I believe in Norway they use that higher version of a coffee table!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Roger

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#14 posted 09-25-2016 01:07 PM

Miighty fine Monte. What finish did you do on this? Thnx in advance.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#15 posted 09-25-2016 01:15 PM

Beautiful classic design, wood looks great, finish too.Practical way to store and hide various stuff.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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