Coffee Table

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Project by Woodfix posted 05-13-2012 02:19 AM 856 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table was built for my wife. This is significant because it is the first thing she has actually asked me for and therefore the first thing I have made for her. The style is based on the Limbert style coffee table featured in Fine Woodworking (last image).

Mine is not quite as tall because it was made to suit the height of our arm chairs. This facilitated reducing the detail under the shelf. Unfortunately this was the aspect that Therese based her choice of design on (oh well). Additionally, rather than buying more timber to get a uniform colour tone across the paneled top I used what I had. This resulted in the two tone striped effect (photo four). This is okay but I think it would have been better to get some more timber. Over all I think it came out pretty well, a relatively easy project with a lot of bridle joints but with some significant learning aspects.

Made from Kwila.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 04:36 AM

You’ve made a wonderful job of that. How did you draw the elipse shape for the top?

-- Andy -- I don't mind going to work. It's the 8 hour wait to go home that I don't much care for.

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 03:54 PM

Very nice, good looking joinery and great finish

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 10:41 PM

Sweet table. It looks very sturdy and pleasing to the eye. I like it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 02:20 AM

Hi Woodfix,

Nice honey do table.

I think it deserves a new plane.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 08:49 AM

Wonderful job, all we need now is the coffee.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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