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Project by misterChips posted 08-11-2018 07:42 PM 728 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee table build for my son. I only had 3 boards of Cherry that were 8 feet long 8 inches wide and 6/4 thick. So the challenge was on and in order to max the amount of stock that I had, I made it so all of the wood grain is going in the same direction. So no worry about wood movement and I can secure the top to the base. I had some Mahogany (not much) but I managed to inlay a half inch by half inch strip along the table top. I will say that it was more of a challenge to bend the wood inlay to fit the cut out than it was to build the table.
I put one coat of shellac and 5 coats of tung oil.

I will have to bring it to his apt in Montreal next weekend and I’m sure that he will like it. by the way it is from floor to top of table top only 20 inches tall. Bottom board is a solid chunk of cherry that is 3” x 4” and 3 feet long.

I tried to put in a shelf under the table top but it did not look nice. I also kept the same oval shape on the table legs as on the table top.

Good or bad, need feed back on what I could have done differently as this is a prototype. I did try to use my jointer for the edges of the table top but I find it much easier doing it by hand plane. It is sad to say that I was a power tool junky but now I enjoy more of the hand tools when building special items.

Dims: 4 feet long 2 feet wide and 20 inches tall all from Cherry.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.





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swirt

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#1 posted 08-12-2018 01:44 AM

Looks great. Nice work with the mahogany inlay.

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

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#2 posted 08-12-2018 02:55 AM

I love working with Cherry Wood. I love the sap lines in it as well. Not enough people use Cherry and understand the beauty of it. Nice job and I am sure your son will love this as an heirloom (Had to look the spelling on that one). Really cool.

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misterChips

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#3 posted 08-12-2018 03:48 AM



I love working with Cherry Wood. I love the sap lines in it as well. Not enough people use Cherry and understand the beauty of it. Nice job and I am sure your son will love this as an heirloom (Had to look the spelling on that one). Really cool.

- dannmarks


Hi, and thanks for the kind remarks, like you Cherry wood is my number one type of wood to work with. Like I stated above I only had 3 boards left to build with. I let the table top sit in the sun for a couple of days before I put shellac and tung oil on it so it will age and get darker faster.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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misterChips

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#4 posted 08-12-2018 03:50 AM



Looks great. Nice work with the mahogany inlay.

- swirt

The mahogany is from Cuba and is hard as hell but next time I will not use such a thick inlay

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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#5 posted 08-12-2018 11:54 AM

Nice work on the table!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-12-2018 08:17 PM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done!

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#7 posted 08-14-2018 07:46 AM

Nice shape and legs assembly details and joinery.

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#8 posted 08-14-2018 04:19 PM

This is a very nice looking table!

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#9 posted 08-15-2018 12:23 AM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done!

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

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#10 posted 08-15-2018 02:23 AM

awesome!!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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