|Project by reggiek||posted 02-21-2011 08:55 PM||3041 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I had some left over cocobolo from a project and after some drawing, calculating…etc…I decided to make a simple coffee table from it. I had second thoughts as most of the furniture in this room is oak….the floor is oak….etc. Luckily, the oak is older and dark from ageing…so the cocobolo seems to fit right in.
The legs are tapered and made using a shop made tapering jig. The top is coopered using dominoes….the stretchers are all motised and tenoned to the legs….The finish is shellac with an overcoat of oil based poly…rubbed out with rottenstone and then a few buffed on coats of dark minwax. I had thought of putting a shelf on the bottom…but then changed my mind as I liked the understated simplicity….though now I have to decide what to do with some small slats of cocobolo.
Thanks for looking….any and all comments, suggestions, reviews welcome.
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