Rodel-inspired coffee table

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Project by Furnitude posted 03-03-2012 05:28 PM 2006 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table is walnut with cherry details. Inspired by the work of Kevin Rodel.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 05:33 PM

Very nice, excellent joinery, should last forever

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 08:29 PM

Very nice table with simple elegant lines .
Love the stretcher/shelf design.


-- Kiefer 松

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 08:47 PM

Very well done.

I have so wanted to build a chest of drawers based on a Rodel design that I have lusted over. Maybe this will inspire me to finish it.

Thanks for the inspiration,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Francois Vigneron

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 09:38 PM

Nice work ! Didn’t know Kevin Rodel so I googled him ; nice inspiration indeed.

Can anyone tell me more about where the design of the triple raised footrest comes from ? Was is used by the Greene brothers ? Frank Lloyd Wright ? Is it a traditional design someplace ? Because I just build a walnut coffee table with a similar pattern too (photos of the project coming soon) and I was so surprised to see your work here with that same detail ! Makes me wonder where I saw it in the first place ? In my head, I thought it was a new variation on the traditional “fence” on the side of mission style furniture that I had come up with. Now I am puzzled.

Great design and build anyway ! All your projects are cool. Keep them coming.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#5 posted 03-04-2012 03:52 AM

Nice looking table, Mitch. You also have a nice website. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 02:21 PM

Beautiful!! Nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 03-06-2012 03:42 PM

Very nice. I like the joinery on this.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#8 posted 08-13-2012 06:33 PM

Very nice table. I am inspired by Rodel’s work as well. He hit the sweet spot in blending the prairie style with Stickley and a hint of Greene and Greene.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#9 posted 11-25-2012 07:38 PM

Very nice table.

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#10 posted 02-06-2013 06:04 PM

Very nice table,I especially like the stretcher.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 06-20-2015 07:56 PM

That is beautiful. I really like the shelf/stretcher underneath. It looks elegant, unique, and certainly functional.

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#12 posted 06-21-2015 08:13 PM

This table turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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