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Project by ScottM posted 10-26-2017 02:07 PM 622 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this scaled down sofa table last night. I call it scaled down since it was made to fit the back side of a chair-and-a-half. It’s just a big chair but smaller than a loves seat. Whenever we have gatherings we always have to move in a small desk that fits there pretty good but my wife wanted a more permanent solution.

This table is made all from Sapele, except for the drawer which is Red Grandis and put together with box joints. The apron is attached to the 1 3/4” legs with mortise and tenon. The legs taper just on the inside faces from 1 3/4” to just under 1” at the foot. First time doing this so I had to make a jig to cut the taper. Worked out pretty good, just a bit unnerving. You know that feeling when you’re not really sure how it will work and once you start you’re sort of screwed??

It’s 30” tall so you could actually use it to eat at. Top is 42” long by 14 1/2” deep, a little more than standard. The finish is 5 coats of Emtech EM6000 WB semi gloss lacquer. Sanded lightly after the first coat to knock the grain down and smooth it out. Buffed in between coats with a white nylon pad.





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gargey

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#1 posted 10-26-2017 03:36 PM

Just some interior design thoughts here, not specific to the table itself, but a short bookshelf or cabinet of sorts might be more effective for concealing the back of the chair.

The light colored fabric make the table look like a silhouete and brings attention to the chair back.

Nice table.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 10-26-2017 04:08 PM

This is a nice looking table.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 10-26-2017 04:25 PM

Great looking side table Scott! Nice big drawer for storing the incidentals!

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

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ScottM

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#4 posted 10-26-2017 05:58 PM



Great looking side table Scott! Nice big drawer for storing the incidentals!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Tony. Hopefully not much will end up there!!

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ScottM

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#5 posted 10-26-2017 05:59 PM



Just some interior design thoughts here, not specific to the table itself, but a short bookshelf or cabinet of sorts might be more effective for concealing the back of the chair.

The light colored fabric make the table look like a silhouete and brings attention to the chair back.

Nice table.

- gargey

Thanks, I guess if the goal was to conceal the back of the chair…..

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BurlyBob

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#6 posted 10-26-2017 08:48 PM

That’s a very elegant looking design. I’m pretty certain that the photos do it justice.

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 10-26-2017 11:09 PM

Very nice looking project, great table.

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ScottM

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#8 posted 10-27-2017 11:44 AM

Thanks guys. It’s my own design. But, of course, bits and pieces came from many projects here and there. Mostly from many projects from you guys!!

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