Mission Coffee Table

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Project by APLJaK posted 1243 days ago 2112 views 14 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designed to compliment the Morris Chair built a few years back. Design on the fly with some nice QSWO that I had in my stock pile.

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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#1 posted 1243 days ago

beautiful! Did you design this or was it a plan? my wife would love something like this

-- johndacarpenter

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#2 posted 1243 days ago

Thanks for the comments. No plan – not even a formal design. I based it loosely on the Mission Chair built a couple years back from a Wood magazine issue. I was going to do a Sketchup plan but started cutting wood instead and never looked back. The proportions are okay which is usually the problem I run into when designing my own furniture – tends to look boxy at times. I am happy with this piece and it should move into the house in the next few days.

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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#3 posted 1243 days ago

Great looking table!

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

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#4 posted 1243 days ago

Danish Oil?

Looks fantastic, nice simplicity, but the rays are wild!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 1243 days ago

Beautiful table and the QSWO has amazing patterns.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 1243 days ago

Very nice, especially since you designed it. Did you use the same Varathane finish as the Morris chair?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 1243 days ago


Mission style.

Beautiful execution.

For my tastes, that’s the Trifecta … or … a hat trick.

Superb. Just love it !

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 1243 days ago

I like your stock pile…and I like your table.
But I think we all might like more information about the finish.

-- Kinky Friedman on gay marriage: "They should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us."

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#9 posted 1243 days ago


-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#10 posted 1243 days ago

very beautiful 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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#11 posted 1243 days ago

Wonderful table! I really like the corbels. It is hard to get them to look right, while not having an overhang that is out of scale with the project. To my eye you got it just right. How did you attach the corbels?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 1243 days ago

looks great. I love that style.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#13 posted 1243 days ago

Love the stock pile You have to work from, I usually can only make shop grade pieces from My pile, LOL !! Beautiful work and the finish turned out perfect as well !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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Blue Mountain Woods

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#14 posted 1243 days ago

How beautiful! Really nice positioning of the medulary grain. I haven’t done Stickley-style stuff in a year, but now ya got me started…... I think I only have about 8bf of qswo, so to the yard I go. Thanks for a beautiful inspiration.
Really well executed.

-- Pete -----

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#15 posted 1243 days ago


Love all the figure in the top!


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