coffee table

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Project by Timber58 posted 02-23-2012 05:00 AM 1530 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Borrowed this from a magazine, but it was made as a bench. I made the top flat and a little wider, to function as a coffee table. The top is cedar, the legs are fir and the stretcher is birch. I also used 1/2 in thick strips of birch to form the mortise, two halves glued together, and two strips along the edge to give it some thickness. I had started with 1 3/4 thick cedar for the top but after gluing it up, it warped a little so i had to take it to my woodmizer to true it up, which left me with an 1 1/2 thick top. All I have left to do is put the birch plugs in the side, they are climatizing overnight in the house, and a few more coats of wipe on poly. I really like this design and it was a fun project, might have to do another one..

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#1 posted 02-23-2012 05:06 AM

Looks good, nice job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 05:15 AM

Super looking table ,a cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-23-2012 10:44 AM

good looking table,bench. we have a one being used as a table now but when our house is full its moved to a wall and will seat 3 adults.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 02-23-2012 02:47 PM

Very nice table, heavy slabs always look super. Great build.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-23-2012 10:41 PM

That came out great, nice joinery

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 04:49 AM

Beautiful proportions and awesome craftmanship, equals perfect results.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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