Curly Cherry Coffee Table

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Project by woodrookieII posted 02-14-2012 04:05 PM 2099 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For some unknown reason the pictures show this color more brown, when in reality it is more red/cherry.

Now they wish end tables to replace that thing in the back of picture #4. :)

Construction – solid Curly Cherry
Design is reminisent of Arts and Crafts
Hand-rubbed Amish OCS #225 stain
Hand-rubbed Watco Natural Danish Oil
Hand-rubbed Satin Wipe-On-Poly
Overall length – 48”
Overall height – 22”
Overall width – 28”
Actual top – 26.5” x 44.25”
Legs – 3” square


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#1 posted 02-14-2012 04:20 PM

Very attractive table great job.

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 04:34 PM

Nice table! I like how the legs sit proud above the table top.

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 04:43 PM

Where did you get the 12/4 cherry for the legs? A coworker of mine asked for my help in sourcing some material that size. Im in the St. Louis MO area and really cant find anything locally without selling my soul. At the moment we are thinking of ordering from

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 04:52 PM

The legs are glue-ups. No way was I going spend 30% of the tables budget on just the legs. I just couldn’t justify it.


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#5 posted 02-14-2012 05:04 PM

Thanks, thats good to know… I sent him the link to your project, which I think looks great, even with the glue up. He is set on building a heirloom piece and really doesnt want to piece it together. I just cant believe how hard it is these days to get bigger rough lumber.

I was considering the option of a mitered box… his project wouldnt show the top or the bottom of the legs. This way you wouldnt see any edge joints, they should be invisible on the corners.

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#6 posted 02-15-2012 04:53 AM

Beautiful job. Love the A&C look. How did you make the legs? Laminate 3 pieces of 4/4? miter 4 planks around a core? something else?

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#7 posted 02-15-2012 12:23 PM

Thanks John, legs are a flat glue-up. And if you’ve enough clamps, they come out great.


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#8 posted 02-15-2012 01:31 PM

That has a stunning color! Thanks for posting!

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#9 posted 02-21-2012 10:16 PM

Beauiful table, I couldn’t afford the curley cherry, but I’m in the process of making one for me with regular cherry. Would you mind sharing the dimensions for the spokes? They appear to be about 3/4” but I’m not sure, thanks Ed

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#10 posted 02-22-2012 10:49 PM

Yep…...3/4 it is…..3/4 spacing….....

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#11 posted 03-02-2012 07:04 PM

Nice job. I may use the same wood and stain for a table I want to do.

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