Card Leaf Coffee Table

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Project by Gunn posted 07-15-2010 11:17 PM 1397 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

G’day mates,

I would like to share some pictures of a Card Leaf Coffee Table I finished about 6 months ago. It has since been functioning as a table for my kids’ games and Legos.

Top is Walnut while the legs are Tassie Oak.

Joinery for lower stretchers to legs are M&T while the top rails to legs are dovetail bridle joint (pardon my mistake if I named the joint incorrectly). All work is performed via hand tools.

Finish is Sam Maloof with Ubeaut traditional wax.

This project has taught me much about using my tools, jointing and finishing timber. It has been a good learning experience.

I would like to thank all members for your willingness to share and advise, without which I don’t think I’ll be posting any pictures.



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#1 posted 07-15-2010 11:20 PM

great job
I’ve never seen one of these. I like it very much. Very functional.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#2 posted 07-15-2010 11:25 PM

That’s a cool table. My wife keeps asking (bugging) me for a small table for the kids but I don’t think we have the space. This would be a great double purpose table for that. Let them hack up one side with their markers and stuff and keep the other side nice and shiny. Now I just need a clever idea for chairs. Maybe something that folds and is stored under the coffee table.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 12:08 AM

What a great table!

Such a smart and functional design.

Glad you’ve got your first project post now.

Do you have anything else to share with us, or have anything in the works?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 07-16-2010 12:48 AM

Interesting leg swing on the table, looks like a great job Gunn!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 07-16-2010 04:25 PM

Nice Graining, Cool Design!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 07-16-2010 10:25 PM

Nice, simple, and clever.

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#7 posted 07-17-2010 02:11 PM

Cheers mates for all the kind words.

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