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Project by Tyson Voorhorst posted 09-25-2017 08:47 PM 864 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So after a long time I am finally finished my first project with the wood I received for the school I work at! Its a large coffee table that my kids got at before I could take a nice picture so there are definitely some smudges on it from little hands haha.

It is made out of Ipe. which is very heavy and very dense.. quite difficult to work with, but I think it looks great finished. And I can also take this outside and use it there without having to worry about the weather damaging it which is definitely an added bonus! it is 3’x4’ (just under actually but close enough)





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WayneC

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#1 posted 09-25-2017 08:47 PM

Beautiful work.

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

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 09:48 PM

Nice!

Looks like it can support an elephant.

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

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#3 posted 09-25-2017 10:14 PM

Really beautiful piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Rich

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#4 posted 09-25-2017 11:07 PM

Good looking table. It looks like it fits the space nicely.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Tyson Voorhorst

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#5 posted 09-26-2017 02:07 AM



Nice!

Looks like it can support an elephant.

- ralbuck

Haha yeah it does that.. Or my kids jumping on it/climbing on it or using it as a car mat.

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#6 posted 09-26-2017 02:01 PM

a very nice looking table.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 09-26-2017 02:42 PM

This is a beautiful coffee table and it has been done with a lot of nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 09-26-2017 03:41 PM

yeah if its solid ipe it will take all the pounding your kids can give it.if the wood wasnt so heavy id use it for a lot more projects.i made my patio furniture with it and it holds up well to the weather,just a fresh coat of oil each spring and it looks brand new.nice looking table.

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

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psully

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#9 posted 09-27-2017 01:39 AM

Ipe – so when are you placing the order for new blades and drill bits ? Really like the herringbone layout instead of gluing up planks – highlights more of the grain and subtle color in the wood.

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Tyson Voorhorst

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#10 posted 09-28-2017 04:54 AM



Ipe – so when are you placing the order for new blades and drill bits ? Really like the herringbone layout instead of gluing up planks – highlights more of the grain and subtle color in the wood.

- psully

Yeah they definitely are hard on anything that is supposed to cut. If you get carbide tipped stuff it is much better though.

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Dick Bentley

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#11 posted 09-28-2017 10:19 PM

Very Nice. I have worked with IPE before, never again.

-- Dick

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