Coffee Table, a couple firsts

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 05-23-2017 06:43 PM 1545 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Beetle Kill Pine and western red cedar. It’s the first time resawing and bookmatching my own laminations. It’s also my first ever lathe work with legs.

Coffee Table is 50” long, 25” wide and 21” tall.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 05-23-2017 07:01 PM

Looks nice for some first time work!

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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#2 posted 05-23-2017 07:12 PM

Good job on those first time legs. The table looks great and you have broaden your horizon. The book match looks nice too. How do you like doing lathe work?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 05-23-2017 07:19 PM

congrats on many first time successes here monte,looks like another beautiful piece,nice work again buddy.

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

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#4 posted 05-23-2017 09:02 PM

This table has a great look to it Monte. The red cedar goes great with the color of the pine knots. And your legs look fabulous! No NO not your legs! LOL!!!! I also like having drawers in the table. Nice work all around!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 05-23-2017 09:04 PM

Cool look. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 05-23-2017 09:14 PM


Great that you’re pushing your skill and creativity limits and it still has your unique toch! Congratulations on stepping outside of your box!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 05-23-2017 09:18 PM

Really, really like the book match you did. Nice job on the rest of this table, too!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#8 posted 05-23-2017 09:20 PM

Well done and artistic wood matching.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#9 posted 05-23-2017 09:42 PM

Well for first times, the book matching and the lathe work all came out great. I also like the contrast with the cedar, nice, very nice.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 05-23-2017 11:03 PM

I really like the book match and becareful with the lathe work. It can become addictive.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#11 posted 05-23-2017 11:07 PM

Beautiful Monte!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 05-24-2017 01:10 AM

First time bookmatching
And it came out perfectly
A stunning workpiece

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#13 posted 05-24-2017 02:20 AM

As for the lathe, I have a lot of learning to do. I got it for table legs and such. But I have many things that I would like to try.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 05-24-2017 02:29 AM

Another beautiful project Monte. Good execution of contrasting woods and matching figure / knots.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#15 posted 05-24-2017 11:09 AM


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