Coffee Table

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Project by s_grifter posted 08-25-2011 03:31 PM 952 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table has a carpathean elm burl veneered top on an mdf substrate. the edgebands are white oak, along with the skirt and legs

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 03:54 PM

That’s a Pretty Table my Friend… Nice Job!!
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Jeffrey Alexander

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 04:20 PM

Great looking piece! Thought this was a persian rug at first glance…

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#3 posted 08-25-2011 04:52 PM

That top is hypnotizing!!!!!! Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 06:38 PM

Very nice table. Did you use the same veneer on the bottom too or just a cheaper backer veneer?

-- Matt -

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#5 posted 08-25-2011 10:38 PM

I believe that I used a 2 plied mahogany backer, the crossbands are, if I remember correctly are Okume, ran at 22degrees. There really is not use using a burl backer, especially when noone will see it. As long as you use a wood with the same density and finish both sides the same you can get away using different material for your back. When I made this table, I wasnt comfortable with doing miters for such a focal piece, so I used mortice and tennon joints. I should take a better picture of it, the woods are aging together nicely.

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#6 posted 11-04-2011 08:23 PM

Andy – I see that you do some pretty nice work yourself!! RogerM

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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