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Project by PercyMakinstuff posted 971 days ago 1458 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coffee table for our living room.
I got my wood from an online lumber yard. It was really cool having it delivered to my door.
I choose Purpleheart, hickory and walnut. It’s a pretty simple design. I just cut the pieces and clued them together. Then I added a board of red oak on the bottom for added strength. It probably didn’t need it but it made me feel better in case someone falls on the table someday.

I’m still a beginner so I’m trying to do one new technique with each new piece. For this one, it was gluing. I bought new clamps and pipes and had a great time gluing something so big and heavy.





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 971 days ago

That is very cool!

I have never seen this design in a coffee table before – very unique way to display great species of wood.

I also like the differing lengths (widths?) of wood used. It creates a more interesting table overall.

The simple legs also agree with the overall design.

I think I also would have ran a piece of solid lumber on the bottom – just in case. :-)

Great Job!!!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#2 posted 971 days ago

Where are the legs from?

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ghazard

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#3 posted 970 days ago

Beautifully done. Can you tell us what online lumber yard? The wood looks great!

Thanks,

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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PercyMakinstuff

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#4 posted 970 days ago

The wood is from http://www.woodworkerssource.com

The legs are from hairpinlegs.com

Both have great customer service.

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timjr

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#5 posted 970 days ago

nice music :)

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HunterNuts

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#6 posted 970 days ago

They really don’t give away their lumber on that site, do they? Between the initial high price and shipping, you’d be better off to look at Craigslist or a local lumber yard for your next project.

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Delta356

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#7 posted 970 days ago

Very cool, the legs are great.

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FEY WOODWORKING INC.

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 970 days ago

Nice job! I like the top the most.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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