|Project by Woodfix||posted 05-13-2012 02:19 AM||867 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
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.
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