Brown/Tiger oak coffee table

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Project by MarkRhodes posted 01-12-2012 01:12 PM 2961 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The top to this table was stitched together using Ebony butterfly keys, and a clear epoxy was used to fill the cracks. It is for my own use, and will be used in my living room for the resting of coffee cups.

-- All the best Mark,

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 01:17 PM

oooohhhh purdy….

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 01:37 PM

That is a very nice piece of work. Those keys are tight! Looks great.

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#3 posted 01-12-2012 02:20 PM

Very nice piece of wood!!

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#4 posted 01-12-2012 02:30 PM

Nice! How witll the epoxy hold up to expansion and contraction of the wood?

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#5 posted 01-12-2012 02:39 PM

That is worthy of a coffee cup and fine wine. Wonderful looking project.

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#6 posted 01-12-2012 02:41 PM

Beautiful table! Your keys look great too. The epoxy is in the center of the board, so any expansion or contraction will occur on either side of the epoxy… It shouldn’t be an issue.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 01-12-2012 04:25 PM

Very cool coffee table Mark ,all those bow ties really make the piece .

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#8 posted 01-12-2012 04:37 PM

Thanks guys, and as Hal has stated expansion shouldn’t be an issue…......fingers crossed.

-- All the best Mark,

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 05:52 PM

Very, very pretty. Since it was only going to be used for coffee cups etc I think I would have done away with the epoxy. The bow inlays are even more curious if they look like they are actually keeping the piece together without the epoxy filler. Either way this is a winner. Well done.

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#10 posted 01-12-2012 08:18 PM

Tell you what…. I flat out love the whole feel of this piece. I’m impressed and inspired…

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#11 posted 01-12-2012 11:17 PM

Just stunning!

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#12 posted 01-12-2012 11:48 PM

I like it..good the legs mortise into the slab ? what’s the connection ther ?

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#13 posted 01-13-2012 03:22 AM

Neat, I like the zipper allusion.

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#14 posted 01-13-2012 03:44 AM

What a spectacular coffee table. A beautifel piece of oak and the ebony bowties and epoxy are perfect fit for it. That wood has a lot of character that you skillfully showcased.

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#15 posted 01-13-2012 11:29 AM

Thanks guys, with regard to only using it for coffee cups, thats not strictly true. My two year old eats off it too it would seem… I’m glad I filled the cracks.

-- All the best Mark,

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