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Project by grosa posted 08-31-2010 04:42 AM 1647 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table was made to fit the piece of rear pink granite. The table is made of maple and the moldings were made on my W & H molder, The legs were made on a band saw using the compound cut method. It was stained mahogany red with a conversion varnish finish.

-- Have a great day.





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dakremer

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#1 posted 08-31-2010 05:18 AM

looking at the first pic i thought for sure that glass was going to go in the top!! I think personally I would have liked that better – just my opinion – dont take offense to it. That being said, the quality and craftsmanship looks absolutely amazing!! it is a great looking coffee table!! way better than i could ever do!! haha – welcome to LJ’s!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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grosa

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#2 posted 08-31-2010 06:30 AM

Thank you. I have to do what the customer wants. I think glass with led lights and wrinkled copper at the bottom would look great.

-- Have a great day.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 08-31-2010 10:45 AM

Great looking table, nice flow and clean looking. Your right what ever the custoner wants, it pays the bills right?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 08-31-2010 02:14 PM

Excellent looking table! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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prime8

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#5 posted 08-31-2010 04:48 PM

Would love to see the method you used to cut those legs on the band saw. beautiful table!

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dakremer

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#6 posted 08-31-2010 05:49 PM

I also would like to see how you cut those on the band saw!!!! if you ever have a free moment and can post some pictures on the process of those legs, that would be awesome – and you’d be my hero

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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dpow

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 01:03 AM

Nice table! The top is nice too. the only trouble I see with the top is it might distract peoples attention from the great craftmanship and details of the table itself.

-- Doug

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grosa

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#8 posted 09-01-2010 02:36 AM

Thank you. When I figure out how to use the blog I will gladly show you how to cut a compound cut on a band saw. It is very simple.

-- Have a great day.

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lumberdustjohn

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#9 posted 09-01-2010 01:24 PM

Nice looking table and the flow from the legs across the front is quite nice.
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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jcees

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#10 posted 09-01-2010 04:03 PM

Nice workage.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Coleby

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#11 posted 10-07-2010 03:11 AM

WOW! Awesome job! I just built an entertainment center out of maple and I am having trouble deciding how to stain it. Please tell me what materials and the method you used to get this finish. I would love for my finish to be identical.

thanks,

Jonathan Dean
jdean84@rocketmail.com

-- Dean, http://www.woodworkerColeby.com

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 10-07-2010 03:20 AM

Very nice table cool design and super build.

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grosa

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#13 posted 10-08-2010 12:55 PM

Coleby, I stained it red Mahogany and finished it with conversion varnish. Apply a heavy coat of stain in a circular motion with a brush not a rag. This will give you an even coat of stain. If I were you I would apply lacquer to your project not conversion varnish. With conversion you need to apply heavy coats and as it drys It will slim down and harden. If you have a lot of detail molding it will puddle up and not look good. If you use lacquer you can do thinner coats. It will look cleaner. I hope this helps.

-- Have a great day.

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grosa

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#14 posted 10-08-2010 12:56 PM

Thank you Jim.

-- Have a great day.

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