Coffee Table

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Project by Docopac posted 10-06-2011 04:55 AM 1043 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted a coffee table to match the entertainment center I built. Since the temperature here finally dropped below 100 F I went back into the garage and this is what happened to the maple I had out there.

Mortise and tenon joinery, bread board ends, first time ever trying to tun something on a lathe. Finished with Watco Danish oil in dark walnut to match the other piece. All in all I’m happy with it.

-- Docopac (a carpenter in a different medium)

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 05:31 AM

You should be a happy! camper. I bet It looks a lot better In person. your clock rocks! the flame wood rules!

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 06:05 AM

Yes it does look better than my phone camera makes it look. I took a lot of time and care matching up the grain for the glued up top. I also attached it with table top cleats to allow for expansion.

Thanks for your kind comments.

-- Docopac (a carpenter in a different medium)

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#3 posted 10-06-2011 11:22 AM

Great looking table.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-06-2011 01:43 PM

Beautiful, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 10-08-2011 04:15 AM

You should be proud of your first time turning legs. Those are awesome, I must say, as a one-time coffee table builder, myself.

-- Glenn, Arkansas

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