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Project by Woodfix posted 706 days ago 762 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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Brit

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#1 posted 706 days ago

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

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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doncutlip

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#2 posted 706 days ago

Very nice, good looking joinery and great finish

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 705 days ago

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

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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fernandoindia

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#4 posted 704 days ago

Hi Woodfix,

Nice honey do table.

I think it deserves a new plane.

-- Back home. Fernando

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mafe

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#5 posted 704 days ago

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

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

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