coffee table

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Project by daves1 posted 09-01-2011 07:39 PM 1622 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a smaller coffee table for our cabin, so I bought a slab of walnut and decided to keep it rustic looking. Here is the result. I didn’t want anything fancy since it is a cabin. It is finished with Danish oil (natural) and 4 coats of poly. The legs are made from another piece of walnut that I had laying around.

To attach the legs, I routed out the underside of the table and fitted the legs in using gorilla glue and a support piece with screws for each leg. It may not be the best way of fastening the legs. I just hope it holds up.

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 07:47 PM

Nice looking table! I love walnut. Is that a cut off the side of a crotch? The bias cut is cool, I like the way it exagerates the grain.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 07:49 PM

Nice table. I don’t think you will have any problem with the legs holding up as Gorilla glue is a polyurethane type moisture cured glue that will fill any gaps of a loose joint. I think if it were my project it would have been the glue of choice. Nice job

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 09:57 PM

Beautiful and interesting coffee table …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#4 posted 09-02-2011 07:03 PM

Very nice walnut and great finish.

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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