Patchwork Coffee and Side Tables

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I have a friend who’s a cabinet builder, I just gathered some scraps he had and glued them into what I think are some pretty fun table tops. There’s Red Oak, Ash, Alder, Maple, Poplar, and a couple of things I havn’t quite figured out in there. I finished the bottom with Knotty alder. Very cheap (less than 20-30 bucks) and My wife and I have enjoyed them quite a bit.

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#1 posted 03-15-2011 05:50 AM

Very nice tables. I wouldn’t think it would work all that well but it came out real nice. Well done and welcome to LJ.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 06:04 AM

This is a perfect example of the ingenuity of wood workers. You took someone else’s “scrap” and created two beautiful tables!

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 06:08 AM

Nice….. How did you manage to glue up the all the pieces? Any particular jig…?

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#4 posted 03-15-2011 06:23 AM

FredT, No Jigs. I layed out the design and then put glue on each piece as my wife placed it back in its place. I used bar clamps and a couple of pieces of wood to “spread out” the force since there were so many pieces. And, I thought wood glue with a little bit longer open time would be a good idea (I used Titebond 3 which gives you 10 minutes).

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#5 posted 03-15-2011 09:33 AM

Sweet! Are the very light colored pieces on the large table Holly?

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#6 posted 03-15-2011 10:27 PM

I realy like the looks of the tops, what a great job.

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#7 posted 03-16-2011 03:06 AM

Great idea, turned out very nice

-- Clay - I love free tools

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#8 posted 05-03-2011 05:01 PM

Awesome top, I am thinking about doing something like this for some side tables in my man cave…great work!

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#9 posted 05-21-2011 11:02 AM

I am planning a patchwork coffee table for my next project. I was thinking about cutting all of the pieces to uniform sizes, but i like the random sizes you have. Good job. How did you attach the top to the base? How about a photo from underneath?

-- ~Michael,

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#10 posted 05-28-2011 07:17 PM

Hey E lwood, I just pocket holed the undercurtains to the legs and then the curtains to the table- quick and easy. I really like the look of the random lengths too, I think it’s my favorites use of scraps, except for maybe building jigs.

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