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Project by Todd A. Clippinger posted 10-23-2007 04:44 AM 3881 views 19 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This set was made to go with the modern coffee table I built. That piece was made from a change in the entertainment center.

The console that the TV sits on was changed and the original was then made into the modern coffee table. The back was added with a recessed accent line to cover the holes originally intended to allow running wires. This turned out to be a great solution and produced a nice piece of freestanding furniture. This all led to building the rest of the set. YAHOO!

This set was all made with curly maple veneer and I finished it with Sherwin Williams T77-F37. This is a pre-catalyzed satin lacquer finish done with 4 coats. This has been a good wearing finish on my pieces but would NOT be recommended for a dining table or for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. It’s durability factor falls a bit short for that.

Remember that the number of finish coats are relative to the thickness that I personally apply it. My finish never has the “plastic” look that so many woodworkers are worried about.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 10-23-2007 04:56 AM

They sure have a functional/flexable look about them. Nice design work!

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 10-23-2007 04:57 AM

Fantastic set, Todd. I’m really not ordinarily a big fan of modern furniture, but these pieces could make a believer out of me!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 10-23-2007 04:59 AM

Thanks Guys.

Charlie, your tag line is really crackin’ me up.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 10-23-2007 05:29 AM

Todd great set of furniture items. they look great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Jeff

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#5 posted 10-23-2007 05:31 AM

Very clean. Very elegant. It appeals to the graphic designer in me. I love the maple veneer too.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#6 posted 10-23-2007 10:32 AM

Really nice set of furniture.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 10-23-2007 01:37 PM

sweet. Love the display in the back.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 10-23-2007 01:53 PM

Great take on modern. Good job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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TomFran

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#9 posted 10-23-2007 04:19 PM

Excellent craftsmanship, Todd! And, the finish looks great too.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#10 posted 10-23-2007 04:29 PM

Those look great. Well done Todd.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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gbear

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#11 posted 10-23-2007 04:34 PM

Once again, excellent design and craftmanship Todd. The spacing around the doors is perfect, just one sign of good work. This is a very functional design which can be divided later for a different look. I can’t really tell from the photos…is there a space below the top on the curved piece or is that a darker wood inlay?

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#12 posted 10-23-2007 06:13 PM

Nice set Todd looks great and a very functional set

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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mot

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#13 posted 10-23-2007 06:15 PM

Those are really nice pieces, Todd.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Jon3

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#14 posted 10-23-2007 07:13 PM

Very nice. What did you use for substrate?

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Steffen

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#15 posted 10-30-2007 05:32 PM

You have beautiful work Todd.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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