Limbert-style Coffee Table

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Project by Lori posted 11-21-2011 01:02 AM 4624 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project my mother seen on her visit last year. It is from an article in Fine Woodworking magazine # 215. We (me & my hubby) had lots of funny making it together. The table was fairly easy to make, its made from quarter sawn white oak and I used 2 different colored stains (golden oak & red oak) to get the color the way the I wanted it to look.

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#1 posted 11-21-2011 01:19 AM

Your nailed it! Great pictures.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 01:58 AM

Excellent work! and the table top’s finish is superb to me!
In my favorite list.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 02:23 AM

very nicely done. that grain is super on there. what finish did you use? thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 02:29 AM

Thank you, I used a Deft brush on Semi Gloss Lacquer finish.

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 02:37 AM

Nice and lovely table, and great job. I particularly like the wood grain. Your choice of stain color just enhance it.

Question: White wine while working or thinner in such fancy glass? :-)



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#6 posted 11-21-2011 02:39 AM

lol…it is a blood thinner.

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#7 posted 11-21-2011 02:39 AM

Beautiful table, Lori!

-- -Melissa Jones

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#8 posted 11-21-2011 03:44 AM

The table looks great. Thank you for the in process pictures

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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#9 posted 11-21-2011 03:51 AM

Great project and pics, it turned out really well.

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#10 posted 11-21-2011 04:43 AM

I like the table. I wish my wife would come in the shop, other than her asking me when I’m coming inside.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#11 posted 11-21-2011 04:49 AM

You did a great job! I like how you prefinished the parts – I think I’m going to try that on one of my projects.

Nice table!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 11-21-2011 05:15 AM

Very nice work Lori. How did you get the ovals so perfect?


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#13 posted 11-21-2011 05:47 AM

I like it big time. Fantastic work.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#14 posted 11-21-2011 06:16 AM

Very very nice table LORI !I love the style and you did a superb job building it including the finish.
Very good photography and is that your workshop or your showroom ?

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 11-21-2011 09:29 AM


Beautiful and inspiring. That is on my to-do list after Christmas. I’ve worn out the magazine but downloaded the pdf.

The finish is super. Did you fill the grain, and if so, what did you use? Really good job.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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