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Project by Fraser Gandy posted 02-17-2012 03:02 PM 1580 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this coffee table was our year end project for my 1st year at NSCC.

We started with 8/4 stock, and planed it to 1-3/4” thick for our table tops, then we biscuit jointed them all together and then then sanded or scraped of the excess glue and flattened out the tops.

The skirt is just regular 3/4” clear pine. Legs were made with a shop-made taper jig and our table tops were cut true and square on a table saw panel cutting jig.

Finish is 3 coats (5 on table top) of Minwax “Bombay Mahogany” Satin Finish Stain, i really liked the deep brownish-red, sort of like a red wine colour, so I chose it.

There are some minor defects and flaws, but it was my first real sort of, normal project, and im okay with it. Afterall, I can only get better!

Unfortunately, as I have no need for a coffee table in my house right now, the legs are not fastened to the table. and the table is just tucked away in house, waiting for use, or a buyer.

-- Drummer Gandy





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#1 posted 02-17-2012 04:09 PM

Looks like a cool coffee table Fraser,nice work. I’m sorry but I don’t know what NSCC stands for?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-17-2012 07:53 PM

Nova Scotia Community College

-- Drummer Gandy

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 02:45 AM

How many projects did you do in your Joinery program?

In my class we did five. A counter/desk, Adirondack chair, Bench Stool, Night Table(Essentially a miniature kitchen cabinet) and a dovetail box.

That’s a very nice coffee table. Good job.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 03:18 AM

Thanks for the info Fraser

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 03:34 AM

@Tyrone –
in 1st year we did a serving tray, and the coffee table, and a small furniture item of our choice (i built a small bookshelf for my carp textbooks and magazines and stuff).

in 2nd year we build a tool caddy, a casework/furniture project of our choosing (approved by instructor), and i also built a cribbage board due to the fact that i needed one. Will be posting photos of it later on once its done, just need to find time to to a little more milling and then to finish it.

other projects in 1st and 2nd year are sheds we build, which we learn and use various skills on them, to then apply to real world scenarios of residental construction (vinyl siding, shingling, wood siding & shakes, wall/floor/roof framing, etc)

-- Drummer Gandy

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 09:55 AM

What program are you in?

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 01:48 PM

2nd Year Carpentry

-- Drummer Gandy

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#8 posted 03-02-2012 07:01 PM

Looks nice. Are the legs pine also ?

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#9 posted 03-02-2012 08:01 PM

Yep, whole thing started out as a pallet of furniture grade 8/4 pine. – top is biscuit jointed, skirt is pocket hole screwed on, and the legs are screwed into place as well

-- Drummer Gandy

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