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Project by spctravis posted 10-23-2011 06:06 PM 1473 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Parents wanted a new coffee and end tables. Made from a local Spalted Maple tree. Never had done just a clear coat of paint. There is 2 gallons of clear coat on it, took me a bit to get the hang of it. I am not sure if the through tendon joint are good for wood movement but i like the look of it. I made the whole thing with T&M joints, tried to only put screws in for the drawer. But the top had a bow so I had to use a L bracket to lessen the bow. The wood was really pretty, had some nice yellows in it.

Hope you like it!





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TheBossQ

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 06:24 PM

That is some nice looking wood. I think clear was the way to go. The through tenons should be fine. They’re used in just that manner in stools quite often. I made a set of stools years ago for my grandparents and they still have no cracks in the seats.

Nice work.

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HerbC

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 06:50 PM

TheBossQ,

That’s strange, everyone I’ve ever seen had a crack in their seat… < GRIN >

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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HerbC

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 06:51 PM

SpcTravis,

Beautiful job on the tables…

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 07:57 PM

The finish and the material caught my eye while browsing the projects. turned out nice, they will be happy with it. About wood, you can never tell, but if it was air dried for a looooooong time should be pretty stable. to make sure the underside of the top should be finished the same. Oh yeah, ealing the end grain really well.

What ever happens it was a labor of love, and a lesson in woodworking. :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 08:21 PM

Really nice work. Love the style and the finish. good job!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 10-25-2011 06:49 PM

Great looking table. The wood color is real nice.

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

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