Maple coffee table

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Project by nralien posted 1285 days ago 1134 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple with a cherry stretcher. Table legs are blind mortise and tenon into the top (hopefully I’m using the right terminology). Stretcher is mortise and tenon through with ebony wedges. There was some spalting on one leg and when I wedged the stretcher I produced a slight crack. Super glue and tight clamping fixed that but I learned a little something. The finish is from a Fine Woodworking article. “Tabletop Finish With a Hand-Rubbed Feel” and I would definitely use this technique again.

-- nralien, Wausau, WI

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#1 posted 1285 days ago

Beautiful!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 1285 days ago

Very nice and functional coffee table

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#3 posted 1285 days ago

Nice job, it really fits the room and style of what I can see in the pic. Clean lines and just a little contrast. I like it.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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