Woodsmith Magazine #189 Coffee Table

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Project by Pdl posted 10-25-2010 05:10 PM 2906 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this project for a while now. This is the biggest and hardest project i have ever completed. It is on the cover of Woodsmith Magazine #189. My wife loved and wanted it, so I said I’d make it for her. Here it is. If anyone else has made this, or is making, or is going to make it, please let me know. I’d LOVE to see someone elses take on it.

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 05:25 PM

Nice looking coffee table.

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 05:26 PM

very nice i’m sure she’ll like it

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 06:57 PM

Very nice work. I like the look of the darker stain.

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 09:39 PM

Fantastic job Pdl!! It looks really nice with the dark stain. I’m sure your wife will love it – and now you can justify some of the $$ spent on tools!
I saw the same coffee table in the magazine and wanted to give it a shot, but it was definitely over my head. I’m impressed with how it turned out. Great job!

-- -- Mike

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 09:42 PM

Very nice. I am actually putting the finish on the one I am building right now. I am building it for my sister in-law for her wedding present. I will post mine as soon as I put the last coat on tonight. I did mine with 3/4 golden oak and 1/4 pecan stain with lacquer finish. should post later this week. but you did a very good job. My hats off to you cuz i probably had the same problems that you did

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 09:53 PM

Wow!! Thanks everyone for the Feedback. I have beed woodworking for about a year (got a table saw for Xmas 2009) and have only made a few things. To hear that people like my work is amazing. Thanks again.

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#7 posted 10-25-2010 11:04 PM

You have made a beautiful table. I always wanted one like this, and I have a lot of cool furniture, but I never did get one these. Your wife must be thrilled!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 12:09 AM

great job on the finish, it looks really good!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 12:15 AM

Looks good – what is the finish you used?

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#10 posted 10-26-2010 02:11 AM

Terrific table. That’s my very favorite style coffee table. You did a super job.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 10-26-2010 05:22 PM

I used Minwax Red Mahogony stain, and regular Semi-Gloss Poly from Minwax as well. I used Minwax pre-stain wood conditioner 1st. There are 4 coats of poly on the top.

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#12 posted 10-29-2010 03:12 PM

Great job on this table. What wood is this?

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#13 posted 02-05-2015 06:22 PM

Nice work , I have a question, is it made of pine. I am making a table for my niece out of poplar and that is about the color she wanted . I am concerned because I have walnut strips inlayed at the joint lines of the top and wonder how much contrast there would be between the two woods.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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