my first project

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Project by dlgWoodWork posted 02-16-2008 07:07 PM 1737 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my very first project. I built it when we bought our house about 2-1/2 years ago. It is oak. My wife designed the tile top.

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#1 posted 02-16-2008 07:10 PM

Absolutely beautiful. What kind of finish did you use? Love the tile top. Great idea.

-- Rob

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#2 posted 02-16-2008 07:46 PM

From what I can see it looks great. I really like the idea of incorporating different materials, such as the tile here, into a piece of furniture. I think it adds a unique detail.

As a suggestion why not put up more pictures of your projects from different angles so that the entire piece- legs drawers, door, etc.- can be shown. There are three slots for pictures, use them all to showcase your work.

Thanks for sharing the picture of your table.

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

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#3 posted 02-17-2008 12:23 AM

Looks from what I can tell. I’m with Scott, I’d love to see more angles and whatnot. I’m considering a new coffee table, and this is a possibility to run past the wife. More pics would help my case out :)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#4 posted 02-17-2008 02:39 AM

Nice job DGunn. Welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 02-17-2008 03:34 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. The pics I added make the legs looks kind of tall and skinny. The legs are 4” square and about 12” long. The entire coffee table is 15-1/2” tall. It is 3’ x 2’. The finish is just a good dark stain (Zar I think) with poly rubbed out with some steel wool.

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#6 posted 02-17-2008 12:39 PM

It looks great. I sure didn’t think the legs looked skinny from the pictures.

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#7 posted 02-17-2008 01:52 PM

this is great!!!

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#8 posted 02-17-2008 07:02 PM

excellent work, I know that it is square because your tile work would advertise any misalignment, and the beefy legs are appropriate to support the top. Did you build the top first, then the table, or table first then incorporated the tile work? Really nice job.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 02-17-2008 07:23 PM

Very nice work. There’s always something special about your first project and this one is really nice.

-- Jerry L.

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#10 posted 02-17-2008 08:33 PM

Great work. Are you sure this is your first project?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 02-17-2008 10:35 PM

Bradford, I built the table first. I bought the tile first, then spaced out the tiles on my workbench to verify that I had the measurements correct.

Todd, thank you. If you could see it up close, you would find a few rough spots and be able to tell it was a first project. I still make mistakes, I just try not to make the same ones again. haha.

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