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Project by wildbill903 posted 01-14-2008 12:50 AM 1886 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this when our old coffee table quit on us. Asian inspired mahogany legs with red oak faceframes put together with pocket screws. I’m going to change the top, I just can’t decide the edge I’m going to put on the new one. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 01-14-2008 12:56 AM

Nice table. I think an under bevel would be inkeeping with the asian style. In other words bevel the
underside and not the top. A big bevel. It will make the top look lighter.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-14-2008 01:20 AM

i agree with gary maybe a slight cove to the underbevel . nice table non the less

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#3 posted 01-14-2008 04:08 AM

My thoughts exactly, BTW, I like it.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#4 posted 01-14-2008 04:43 AM

I think it looks real nice the way it is.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 01-14-2008 01:42 PM

I love the taper of the legs. The bevel would work.

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#6 posted 01-14-2008 04:54 PM

I like the underbevel idea, but I would do something on top as well….. It looks like the legs have a slight round-over, and I would make the top edge match that.

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

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#7 posted 01-15-2008 08:04 PM

I think an underbevel is a good idea, I had been toying with that a little. As soon as I can scrounge up some nice mahogany, I’m going to throw together a sample and get y’all to vote on it or something. I’m probably going to have a red oak field with a beefy mahogany band around the edge. Thanks, guys!

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#8 posted 01-29-2008 05:21 AM

I couldn’t help but notice how similar your table is to one I bought. It has an underbevel of sorts. I like the form. thought it might give you an idea.


-- Scott - Chico California

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