Coffee table

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Project by sawdustmaster posted 05-27-2011 10:58 PM 1918 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Credit to pintodeluxe for the inspiration on this project. Quarter sawn white oak solid coffee table. Legs and runners made with 8/4, top made with 5/4 planed to 1 1/16”. Inset with two porcelain tiles from the big orange store. All types of joinery on this one. Through mortise and tenon for the bottom, dowel pins and half lap joints in the other places. Hand cutting the through mortises was the most fun part of this project. I discovered the invaluable rasp when cleaning up the mortises. Some walnut plugs, 1 coat of General Finishes Candelite Gel stain and 5 coats of General Arm R Seal poly made this coffee table exactly what I had pictured. I really like QSWO but the lumber yard doesn’t just give the stuff away unfortunately.

-- --Now we are surrounded sir. "Excellent private, now we can attack in any direction."

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#1 posted 05-27-2011 11:05 PM

Nicely done! All hardwoods are ridiculus at regular home stores….need to find a local sawmill.

-- Dave

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#2 posted 05-28-2011 12:12 AM

I really like the QSWO andthe style—-looks like it will be there forever—-great work

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#3 posted 05-28-2011 12:46 AM

Very nice. Added to my favorites!

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#4 posted 05-28-2011 03:25 PM

Beautiful!! Nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 07:37 PM

What a Beaut! Good design and execution.

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 05:32 PM

I love this table. I love using tile with wood, I love the design, I love all the joinery you used. Awesome!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 02-06-2013 11:45 PM

Glad to see you made a version of this table. Looks great!

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

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