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Project by SawdustTX posted 956 days ago 1698 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hard Maple with bent laminated legs (8 layers). The upper table surface frames are attached to the top of the legs with double wedged double tenons – two tenons at the top of each leg, with two wedges per tenon. They’ve held through 18 years of kids! No metal fasteners – it’s all mortise and tenon joinery, with dowels connecting the balls between the base and the legs. Finish is too many coats of water based black gloss, then clear coat.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 956 days ago

Welcome to Ljs
This is an amazing coffee table, a very creative design. great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 956 days ago

oooohhh ooohhh grand table. Welcome to lj’s

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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MasterSergeant

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#3 posted 956 days ago

What a cool project, congratulations!! “Norm” would be proud!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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grosa

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#4 posted 956 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Nice job on that table. If it can hold up to kids you did a good job! Kids are the ultimate project tester. What did you use for a finish coat?

-- Have a great day.

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doncutlip

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#5 posted 956 days ago

Truly beautiful

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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OldKranky

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#6 posted 956 days ago

Very Nice!! Great project.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 956 days ago

One of a kind great work.

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

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Diggerjacks

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#8 posted 956 days ago

Hello sawdusTX

Welcome to LJ’s

A nice table

great project

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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RibsBrisket4me

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#9 posted 956 days ago

WOW, and welcome!

Love to see pics of your shop and other projects.

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live4ever

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#10 posted 956 days ago

Very unique and a cool design! Question for you – are the mirrors just set in rabbets or attached in some fashion?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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mnpete

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#11 posted 956 days ago

Nicely done! It’s got a funky deco feel to it. I like it!

Wlecome to LJs!

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lanwater

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#12 posted 956 days ago

This a beautifull coffee table.

Very nicely done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Rob Vicelli

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#13 posted 956 days ago

Very nice design and build!

Very unique.

-- Rob V

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David

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#14 posted 956 days ago

Nice table and welcome aboard, you will like it here

-- David, Center,Texas

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SawdustTX

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#15 posted 951 days ago

Thanks for the comments. To answer the questions:
-the glass is just setting on the rabbets in the top. They aren’t attached. You can see in the last picture I also made faux marble inserts for when my kiddos were little. Now we just use the glass.
-the finish is a bunch of coats of black, topped with multiple clear coats. All water base finishes, I don’t remember the brand.

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