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Project by anthm27 posted 01-24-2018 08:44 AM 931 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took me close to six months this one, hand made coffee table of my own design. Once again I did use power tools but they where hand held and limited. Every piece of wood that went into the table was hit by a hand plane at some stage, The original sketches had two drawers but as I was laying out I worked out just one would work better. Difficult to get glass cut to precise measurements here in Hong Kong so I had the glass cut first and built the table to suit.

Basically built drawer carcass first, laminated the top second , built two sets of legs and joined them all together.

Once again the laminated drawer front out of three pieces of timber worked a treat, pic shown below.

Drawer carcass kind of suspends off the table top , I used brackets and bolts to suspend it. The 4 sided square leg sets suspends the whole lot. The drawer carcass is flush with the front of the table but set in at the back to allow leg room when sitting on the lounge.

Once finished I was thrilled with the project, finished again with Tung oil and carnauba wax.

Thanks for viewing





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anthm27

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#1 posted 01-24-2018 08:53 AM

Here a few more pics of the construction process.
The workshop got very small building this one and most of the assembly work took place on the dining table.
Can see the drawer carcass being suspended with brackets .
Also a pic of the three piece drawer front being laminated with the red wood insert (Indonesian sablei)
thanks again for viewing

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 01-24-2018 12:47 PM

this defines “thinking outside the box”

an outstanding design and execution

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Tennessee

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#3 posted 01-24-2018 01:00 PM

Very sharp. I really like the “crate” look under the glass, and the offset drawer. Cool thinking over a traditional centered drawer.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#4 posted 01-24-2018 02:16 PM

That is a nice modern design. Well done, and thanks for all the great photos.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 01-24-2018 02:57 PM

This is a very attractive design and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 01-24-2018 04:56 PM

Very Nice Table & Design!

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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#7 posted 01-24-2018 07:54 PM

Well done, unique design, and we’ll crafted.
I really like the way it looks!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 01-24-2018 10:31 PM

beautiful table. The craftsmanship shows in the end result.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 01-24-2018 11:16 PM

thats a nice look very clean and contemporary.a lot of people dont like or wouldnt use simple butt or half lap joints for furniture,but when done precisely as you have done its a beautiful look.i also like the way you incorporated the glsss.great job.

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

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anthm27

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#10 posted 01-24-2018 11:31 PM



thats a nice look very clean and contemporary.a lot of people dont like or wouldnt use simple butt or half lap joints for furniture,but when done precisely as you have done its a beautiful look.i also like the way you incorporated the glsss.great job.

- pottz

Hi Pottz
Thanks very much for the comment, the reason I use half lap and butt joints is because I can get the joinery better by leaving a little proud and then cleaning up the slightly proud end grain with a hand plane. I find miter joints very very difficult to get spot on unless using a machine and good straight stock.
And yes depending on the species I think its nice to show off some end grain, In my case here the Ash end grain works.
Thanks again

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anthm27

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#11 posted 01-25-2018 12:01 AM

Thanks all for the great comments, rather nice to wake up to.

Recycle 1943,
I do try and think outside the box, thanks for the comments, please don let your wife sell those tools.

Tennessee,
The Crate look fits with the bedside tables I built early last year. Difficult to get good lumber here in Hong Kong so laminating these 3×1/2 inch pieces to plywood works for me here. Thank you (if only I could play a guitar though)

Swirt,
Thanks for the comments, I see that River Legged Coffee table of yours there. also brilliant design. Thank you

Helluvawreck,
You never miss Sir, always great to receive your comments. Thank you

Rick,
Cheers Rick thank you, No chips here, only ones that fall from higher.

Old Novice,
Thank you , I see you have built a few tables , The Norwegian style coffee table also brilliant.

Woodbridge,
Thank you , I think its fair to say that your Maloof Style Rocker is TRUE craftsmanship. Cheers

Once again thanks for all the kind comments.

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 01-26-2018 01:42 AM

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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anthm27

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#13 posted 01-26-2018 03:29 AM



Nice job and congratulations on your Daily Top 3 award.

- Grumpy

Hay, Cheers Grumpy, yer that is great news making it to top three, with the quality of craftsmanship that goes on this site it actually does mean something.
Thank you

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builtinbkyn

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#14 posted 01-27-2018 04:28 AM

Hey buddy. Really nice design and well executed! I like the contrasting woods and the color the glass adds to the composition. Beautifully finished too. Really well done.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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anthm27

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#15 posted 01-28-2018 12:41 AM



Hey buddy. Really nice design and well executed! I like the contrasting woods and the color the glass adds to the composition. Beautifully finished too. Really well done.

- builtinbkyn


Hi Bill
Thanks for the comments mate. As I mentioned above the two contrasting woods have come about largely by necessity. Larger wood profiles very difficult expensive if not impossible to source here in Hong Kong so laminating the smaller profiles on plywood have worked well. Anyways thanks again, I take it you’ve been busy over there this winter?
Kind Regards
Anthony

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