Coffee table

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Project by richardatkinson posted 02-22-2017 07:25 PM 1504 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A large and low round coffee table, made in three pieces of solid American oak finished in wax-oil.

-- Love wood

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#1 posted 02-22-2017 07:34 PM

nice clean simple design,love chance did you design and build the chair also?they work very well together.let me also say welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 07:40 PM

Thanks. unfortunately I didn’t design/build the chair its, a famous designer from Denmark (Hans J. Wegner).

-- Love wood

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 07:49 PM

I really like this table. Would the style/design be considered mid-century modern? Did you use a wide belt or drum sander on the top? I imagine it would be tough to get such a large area so flat and smooth without something like that. The legs look really nice too!

Great job on this project and welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#4 posted 02-22-2017 07:53 PM

Very beautiful.

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 02-22-2017 07:59 PM

Hi Bill, I designed it thinking it to be modern… but I can see what you mean! it was initial put through a wide thicknesser in two parts after the initial gluing then a hand held orbital sander to finish it off.

-- Love wood

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#6 posted 02-22-2017 08:15 PM

Thanks Monte

-- Love wood

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#7 posted 02-23-2017 12:24 AM

Simple and elegant design, well done. Did you build that bend wood chair in the background?

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#8 posted 02-23-2017 12:25 AM

Yep very nice indeed. Just for the fun of it I went on line to find something close to what you made so you could see what a less talented person would pay for this.

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#10 posted 02-23-2017 04:10 AM

Nicely done, and welcome from another newcomer!

-- Robbie, Wett Woods China

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#11 posted 02-23-2017 12:18 PM

Very simple beautiful design. I would call this a piece of art myself!

Welcome to LumberJocks!!

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

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#12 posted 02-23-2017 12:25 PM

thanks everyone, for all the nice comments on my first table design :)

-- Love wood

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#13 posted 02-23-2017 01:46 PM

Table looks great! Really like the finish, just the right balance of gloss vs flat for the color.

Curious if you have any pictures of the leg glue up? I’d be interested to hear how you went about gluing them at that angle.

Great work

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