Mahogany coffee table

  • Advertise with us
Project by LoganN posted 12-05-2016 02:18 AM 1569 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friends of ours owned a wine bar for a few years, but they decided to close it down because there was some retail development that was supposed to happen that never did. They contacted me and asked if I wanted to purchase the floating bar they had in the front – two 12 inch wide, 1.5 inch thick mahogany slabs. I said I would love to, but offered to build them something from the wood for them to remember the place in exchange for the wood. They asked for a coffee table – here’s what I designed and built. All mahogany with spalted maple breadboard ends and anwipe on poly finish. I think it turned out nice and they were super excited.

12 comments so far

View Rich's profile


2457 posts in 519 days

#1 posted 12-05-2016 05:44 AM

Beautiful table, and a nice gift to your friends. I really love the finish, and the contrasting woods.

Great work!

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

View recycle1943's profile


1634 posts in 1552 days

#2 posted 12-05-2016 10:45 AM

the build is great but the spalted maple ends make it an outstanding eye appeal piece of furniture (imho)

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View observer100's profile


383 posts in 1040 days

#3 posted 12-05-2016 10:50 AM

I agree with ‘recycle1943’ ... those end pieces really gives the piece an appealing visual impact.

View LoganN's profile


409 posts in 1830 days

#4 posted 12-05-2016 12:06 PM

Thanks guys! I agree completely! It needed something to set it off. I love the angle of the legs. The finish is a wipe-on poly blend over arm-r-seal. The arm-r gave me a real streaky issue, but the wipe-on poly let me fix it!

View dbray45's profile


3315 posts in 2706 days

#5 posted 12-05-2016 01:32 PM

Very nice work

-- David in Damascus, MD

View helluvawreck's profile


30470 posts in 2796 days

#6 posted 12-05-2016 02:13 PM

This is a beautiful table and 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 david38's profile


3518 posts in 2273 days

#7 posted 12-05-2016 02:56 PM

loks great

View ralbuck's profile


4124 posts in 2196 days

#8 posted 12-05-2016 05:36 PM

They said it all=100% agreement.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View LoganN's profile


409 posts in 1830 days

#9 posted 12-05-2016 07:20 PM

Thank you all! I’m really happy with this piece and I love to get feedback, so I appreciate it all

View bobasaurus's profile


3391 posts in 3114 days

#10 posted 12-05-2016 09:23 PM

That is a beautiful table and great craftsmanship.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

View woodbutcherbynight's profile


4099 posts in 2339 days

#11 posted 12-06-2016 02:02 AM

Excellent work, looks fantastic!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View ohwoodeye's profile


1961 posts in 3083 days

#12 posted 12-06-2016 04:25 PM

Eye catching to say the least.
Very well done.

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

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