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Knotty Alder sofa table

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Project by Alongiron posted 12-16-2016 09:59 PM 380036 views 41 times favorited 60 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a nice project to make out of some of the short pieces lying around in the cutoff bin. Made from Knotty alder and finished with danish oil and a couple coats of shellac and wipe on poly for the table top. Made it for some friends of our for Christmas.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien





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andy_P

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#1 posted 12-16-2016 10:34 PM

Those are really handy. I made a couple of them a while back and we use them all the time. I think there is a picture in my Project gallery.

Naturally, Steve, my work cannot hold a candle to yours, but, yes, if you would not mind sending my your plan, I’d like to have it in my file.

Anyway, that is a really nice table.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-16-2016 11:00 PM

That is a right handy table to use on the couch!! Nice work on it, Steve.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 12-16-2016 11:09 PM

A great looking sofa table! I’m sure your friends will really appreciate and enjoy it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 12-17-2016 12:09 AM

Nice. I like that.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Lenny

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#5 posted 12-17-2016 01:24 AM

Nice job Steve. Wow that alder is beautiful stuff. That is its natural color? Or, was the Danish oil one of the pigmented types?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Alongiron

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#6 posted 12-17-2016 02:06 AM

Thanks guys for the nice comments. The Danish oil I used was a natural finish but with it and the clear shellac and poly, It really brought out the grain.
I sanded with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper between coats and the last one rubbed it out with a brown paper bag.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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AHPDEB

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#7 posted 12-17-2016 11:44 AM

Hi, Very nice job. This is the first time I’ve seen something like this, very practical. You can even inlay some cork to create a coaster or add a cutout to fit a bowl for peanuts or other snacks while watching a game. I’LL definitely try to make some of these, thanks for sharing this idea and planting a seed in my mind.

-- Andries - South Africa

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#8 posted 12-17-2016 01:47 PM

Steve, very tasty.

-- Art

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#9 posted 12-17-2016 03:19 PM

nice looking

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#10 posted 12-17-2016 03:21 PM

Well done, useful. Great gift.

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#11 posted 12-17-2016 04:13 PM

very cool.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#12 posted 12-17-2016 04:51 PM

This is very nice, attractive, and useful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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

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#13 posted 12-17-2016 10:10 PM

Yet another favorite, like it a lot!

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#14 posted 12-17-2016 10:13 PM

We have a metal one my wife bought. Now I can tell her I have a plan for a wooden one! I’ll message you!

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#15 posted 12-18-2016 07:00 PM

Could you send me the plan for knotty alder sofa table please
Thanks
My email: aldoallain@gmail.com

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