Coffe Table for Mothers day present (7 years in the making!)

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Project by Seeharlez posted 03-17-2010 12:09 AM 2511 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is really one of my first woodworking project since I started it in highschool (15 years ago!), although I didn’t finish it until about 7 years after (8 years ago). I started the legs in highschool not having any idea how much work they would be. After highschool I didn’t feel I had the tools or skills to finish it properly. I originally wanted to do a solid top but at the time I though that a simple frame with a bronzed glass insert would be easier and cheaper.

It’s not perfect but it’s solid and it looks pretty nice in my parents living room!

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#1 posted 03-17-2010 03:28 AM

How in the world did you make those legs? Looks Great!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 03-17-2010 03:36 AM

Legs: Bandsaw, spokeshave, files, sanding, sanding and more sanding….

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#3 posted 03-17-2010 07:27 AM

Looks good and I hope you gave it to your mom!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 02:17 AM

I also clicked to comment on the legs. Looks like a sporty dog’s legs. Really neat.

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#5 posted 03-18-2010 04:51 AM

nice looking table, hope your other projects come out quicker… lol

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 03-18-2010 07:26 PM

Good looking table legs I thought abought making one when I was in High School but made a clock instead.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#7 posted 03-21-2010 07:28 PM

better late than never
great job on those legs
ainĀ“t you afraid they will
brake one day or had
you done something to
prevent it


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#8 posted 03-22-2010 07:51 AM

I suppose they could break if someone sat on the table. they’re pretty sturdy though. they are black walnut. Keep in mind I had no idea what I was doing really when I first cut the blanks at the young age of 16… so far so good!

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#9 posted 05-28-2010 10:06 PM

nice looking table

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 05-28-2010 11:40 PM

Hey Greg
This is a wonderful piece what a great design particularly for a high school student and what a great competed job.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 09-08-2010 04:14 PM

Greg, I think that the legs look great. Now that you finally got around to using them you have a nice table. Good job!!!

-- 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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#12 posted 02-23-2011 09:21 PM

Great job on the legs, those are hard to do…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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