Breadboard end coffee table

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Project by Jeremymcon posted 11-25-2016 07:01 PM 941 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this coffee table for my brother a couple months ago, and left it for them to finish. They just sent me pictures of the finished product, and I’m pretty pleased with it! Red oak with a minwax stain and polycrylic.

I am still mostly working with hand tools, so the top was jointed by hand, breadboard tenons cut with a rebate plane, then a hand saw, groove with a plough plane etc. Skirt is drawbored into the legs. I loved working with drawbored mortise and tenons – glue up is way we easier when the joints hold themselves together even without the glue!

If I could do it over again, I’d make the whole thing a bit beefier – 5/4 or 6/4 for the top, thicker legs, wider breadboard end and skirt. But overall I think it came out pretty well!

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#1 posted 11-26-2016 01:08 AM

looks great and really suits the place

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 11-26-2016 03:54 AM

Nice work. The finish looks beautiful.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 11-26-2016 03:11 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 11-26-2016 06:14 PM

This is a beautiful table and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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