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Project by sblg43 posted 10-25-2010 06:15 AM 1579 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife saw a coffee table like this one and strongly suggested that she would like one. She doesn’t ask for much, and I enjoy working with wood, so I dove right in.

When I was finished, my wife was surprised that I could build drawers!

The next project is a pair of matching end tables and then a TV stand. Gotta get going before the snow flies here in Wisconsin.

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!





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Tdazzo

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 06:39 AM

Very nice. How did you finish it?

-- "If you can't do something smart, do something right." -- Sheppard Book

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 06:46 AM

Nice table.
The drawers are practical.
It would have been great when the kids were young.
In fact it would be great now, we are untidier now than when the kids were young. :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 03:10 PM

Looks sturdy. I’ll bet it’s pretty heavy. The finish came out very nice as well.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 04:31 PM

Yeah, those massive legs must hold quite a bit of shaking.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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sblg43

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 10:27 PM

The stain color is “Gunstock” from Varathane and the finish is Semi-gloss polyurethane from Minwax.

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 02:17 AM

Now this is a project I really like. The design seems well thought out, and the finish is a great touch for Pine. Hate to admit it, but I gotta steal this one…............

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 02:54 AM

Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Tdazzo

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 06:01 AM

Thanks. The color turned out real nice from the picture.

-- "If you can't do something smart, do something right." -- Sheppard Book

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Howie

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 02:27 PM

Nice work. Mommie should be very happy.

-- Life is good.

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sblg43

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#10 posted 10-27-2010 04:27 AM

Thank you all.
No higher praise can be found than ”...I gotta steal this one…..”
Makes me all fuzzy inside!

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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#11 posted 10-27-2010 04:34 AM

Yep. You did a GREAT job.

I don’t know that people think of pine, first, when they think of furniture, but—having just finished a pine piece, myself—may I say … you did it proud !

Is it local ? Do you know whether it’s Ponderosa, or Lodgepole, or … ???

Very cool.

-- -- Neil

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sblg43

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#12 posted 10-27-2010 04:41 AM

Just #2 Pine from the local lumberyard. Thanks.

I used to work in a small local furniture store and we sold mostly pine furniture. Most of it was handmade in Sevierville, TN (near Gatlinburg). Now that my boss retired, I would have to drive to Tennessee or build my own! Driving to TN is not a good option from Wisconsin, so….

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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#13 posted 10-27-2010 04:58 PM

I especially like the ru’G’ in the background! ;)

-- Jason - Aim High!!

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exelectrician

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#14 posted 10-31-2011 06:33 AM

Love that two by twelve construction lumber, the guy at Lowes is always telling me “Sir you cannot go through that heavy stuff without my help”. I go for the board at the bottom lying there air drying two years. At home I saw out the heart wood, joint, and glue it up for perfect quatersawn almost knot free stock.

That project of yours is just the bees knees. Thanks for the finish info, i’m doing that “gunstock” stain next time.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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