Coffee Table

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Project by rweaver36 posted 07-14-2017 01:37 PM 1489 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to make a pedestal farmhouse table for quite some time, but felt I needed a little practice before I tackled that project. This coffee table is essentially a miniature version of the table I want to build. There were a couple of firsts with this build. It was my first time using mortise and tenon joints and the first attempt at breadboard ends. Neither were perfect, but I learned a lot. My mortises ended up a little loose…so dowels were added to the leg tops and bottoms. The bracing was attached with with both mortise & tenon and pocket screws.

The finished product has a few warts, but I’m feeling more confident I can put together the larger version when the time comes.

The top and legs are mahogany and the feet/bracing is hickory. It was finished with a couple coats of Minwax poly.

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#1 posted 07-14-2017 02:18 PM

Really nice! I like the contrast of the wood. Hickory is tough, isn’t it

Great build. Good luck with the table next.

-- Pete

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#2 posted 07-14-2017 03:03 PM

Double post

-- Pete

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#3 posted 07-14-2017 03:05 PM

Interesting ’’undercarriage’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-14-2017 04:11 PM

You did a great job on this table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 07-15-2017 11:26 AM

Well done , don’t look at what went wrong, but the final result, but I must admit doing the same thing.
The reward is when you do better on another project. Keep on making saw dust and thank you for showing.

-- andrek

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#6 posted 07-15-2017 02:23 PM

Looks great to me.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#7 posted 07-15-2017 10:29 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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