Mahogany coffee table

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Project by LoganN posted 12-05-2016 02:18 AM 1646 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.

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#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!

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

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#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

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

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

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#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!

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

Very nice work

-- David in Damascus, MD

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

This is a beautiful table and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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

loks great

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#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

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#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

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

That is a beautiful table and great craftsmanship.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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

Excellent work, looks fantastic!!

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

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#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

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