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Project by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 1253 days ago 1630 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Built this in April of last year to set my coffee cup on when my wife and I sit on the back porch during the summer. For dimensions, it was very ‘inexact’ – on a trip to a nearby Ace Hardware I measured one of their patio tables against my knee and figured that’s what mine should be. Actually never measured anything with a ruler on the build at all – all reference checks for square, for example, and edge-to-edge sizing. Oh, and it had to be do-able with the salvage material I had on hand: tear down of an old oak chifferobe.

I also wanted to try tapered legs by cutting rough shape with bandsaw then hand-planing to the finished line. Edging around the top was cut with my Eisenhower-era shaper; mortise and tenon cuts by hand. Used a ton of clamps at the glue-up, checked for square, and after a couple coats of tung oil finish all was complete. About a four hour shop project.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1253 days ago

Smitty, this is a nice looking table and making it out of re-purposed wood is a winner in my book.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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ShaneA

5290 posts in 1234 days


#2 posted 492 days ago

Smitty, you have an eclectic project portfolio. Interesting to see some of the steps along the journey. Is the table still on the porch?

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 492 days ago

Nice work.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 492 days ago

Shane, yes it is! Love it, will have the coffee cup setting on it tomorrow am, for sure! Thanks.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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