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Project by Matt Pec posted 12-31-2011 05:50 PM 1207 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another rustic (also known as “minimal effort”) table. I love the natural look of Cherry with sapwood and bark still attached. This pieces has a nice interesting crack and beautiful sapwood. I get to use my sawn scraps and unsalable pieces for my personal projects…what a luxury! It’s completely 6/4 Cherry that I sanded down, coated with mineral oil, and poly’d. Took me about 3 hours total not including drying time.

My sister’s family has a nice gathering area in their finished basement with a couch and loveseat. There is a coffee table for the couch but nothing for the loveseat so everyone fights over footstool space. I figured this would solve the problem and it did. That it matches the loveseat is just a nice bonus! Hope you like it.

-- hswoodcutting, "Catchy sayings are fun but I'm in it for the wood."





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doncutlip

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 06:53 PM

Nice live edges

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 10:20 PM

I like its simplicity. And I also like the terminology “minimal effort”. Is there any stretcher between the legs?

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Serge

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 07:00 AM

Simply ,rustic and unique

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 07:55 PM

Very nice piece. The loveseat in the background seems to be missing something :)

-- Jon in Canada. Favorite coffee mug reads: "I never repeat gossip...so listen carefully"

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 01:43 PM

I’m also curious on how th legs were joined and if there is a stretcher.

-- It's hard to focus on the daily stresses when using power tools.

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#6 posted 06-12-2012 02:27 PM

Nope…no stretcher. It’s a minimal effort table!! I just used three metal 90-degree angle brackets for each leg, one on the inside and two on the outside for stability. The brackets just screw into the legs/top and secure it well, plus they’re out of sight since it’s so low. I didn’t bother with anything fancy because there are teenagers around all the time—I figured it would be broken in the first six months. It was. I just repaired it when I went for a visit.

-- hswoodcutting, "Catchy sayings are fun but I'm in it for the wood."

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#7 posted 12-02-2013 03:40 PM

Good job with the live edges. Beautiful piece of work.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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