Walnut Coffee Table

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Project by Zach117 posted 05-23-2010 11:35 PM 2038 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first piece of furniture. Claro walnut top, black walnut legs and apron. Mortise and tenon joinery. Top is connected using the “Z” type clips. Finish is pure tung oil, waterlox and then wax. Would do a few things different if I could to do it again. Terrible photographer and camera…

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#1 posted 05-23-2010 11:36 PM

That is some nice piece, great finish thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 05-23-2010 11:54 PM

Wow, that is one nice piece of furniture! Well done!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 05-24-2010 12:02 AM

Awesome job and wouldn’t have guessed it is someone’s first furniture piece at all. Especially like the way the top is nicely bookmatched. Well done. Cheers, Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#4 posted 05-24-2010 12:16 AM


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

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#5 posted 05-24-2010 12:31 AM

nice bookmatch action there

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#6 posted 05-24-2010 01:00 AM

You should be proud. This coffee table is very well done – especially if this is your first piece of furniture.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 05-24-2010 01:19 AM

wonderful figure and nice table

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-24-2010 02:31 AM

Gorgeous use of bookmatch.

-- Robert in middle TN

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#9 posted 05-24-2010 05:13 AM

Very nice!! Nice design and beautiful wood.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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