Coffee Table

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Project by srydzon posted 07-16-2011 05:08 AM 1581 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first furniture project since high school wood shop… This project was born out of necessity, I had a cheap ikea table and the surface delaminated. I liked the table especially the legs so I decided to build a new table top and repurpose the steel legs. The table top is made from 3 pieces of 8/4 American Ash doweled and glued together. Since I did not have access to a plainer I hand sanded wood to create a flush and level surface. The finish is a custom mix of stain, 6 coats of a tung oil and poly blend, and finished with a furniture wax.

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#1 posted 07-16-2011 05:56 AM

beautiful grain pattern on the surface!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#2 posted 07-16-2011 06:07 AM

Looking for something to hold the glass on my coffee table top to keep it from moving. Something for each corner to keep it from moving.buttler accents

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#3 posted 07-16-2011 07:40 AM

Very smooth I thought it may be MDF at first glance becuase of the grain pattern. Very nice onsidering the lack of tools it sounds like you had. I would suggest investing in some hand planes, they are reliable and very relaxing to use. Nice work!

-- Lotidus

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#4 posted 07-16-2011 02:40 PM

the legs are too thin.

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#5 posted 07-16-2011 03:33 PM

Nice finish!

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

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#6 posted 07-16-2011 05:50 PM

Good grain pattern, good finish, good table.

Thanks for posting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 11-04-2011 11:40 PM

It’s difficult to tell the finish of the legs, but chroming them would really make the wood pop. Personally, I appreciate the Mies inspired proportions of the legs to top. Great project.


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