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Coffee Table - Red Oak & Padauk

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Project by Mosquito posted 682 days ago 1293 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the project posting after my progress blog series for it:
http://lumberjocks.com/Mosquito/blog/series/5080

This is a coffee table that I made for my living room. It is red oak and padauk. It is 22”x33”x17”.

I used mortice and tenon joints for the aprons but then used pocket hole screws in addition to that (it was my first attempt at M&T joints, and not all of them were that tight). The table top is biscuit joined together, and attached to the legs and apron with table top fasteners.

It’s finished with several coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal gloss.

I also show my home-made risers for finishing, just for fun.
Also, the painted plane on top was not done by me, I bought it that way (I live in MN, where the state bird is the Loon, and we have many lakes, so when the significant other was pestering about needing “something artsy” I saw it and thought why not, I like it.)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods





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lumberjoe

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#1 posted 682 days ago

Hey Chris, nice job. The finish came out excellent

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#2 posted 682 days ago

Thanks Joe :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#3 posted 681 days ago

I’ve never used Arm-R-Seal before, what technique did you use to apply it, because that looks great!

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Mosquito

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#4 posted 681 days ago

Thanks BinghamtonEd.

I used “lint-free rags” (T-Shirt pieces) and wiped it on that way. I typically fold the rag so it is about a 3-4” wide strip and then fold/roll it up until it’s about 2” wide, so I end up with 2”x3-4” rectangle and apply with the long edge. I then just wipe the finish on, and let it dry until it isn’t tacky anymore (6-8 hrs usually, as per can) and then do a light sanding with 400 grit wet/dry sand paper between coats. I haven’t done anything to the last coat.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 681 days ago

Most excellent work Mos! I like the contrast between the oak and the padauk.
The painted plane looks similar to one on Ebay that I saw. Nice compliment.

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woodworm

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#6 posted 681 days ago

Very nice looking CT, I like so much…..!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Mosquito

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#7 posted 681 days ago

Thanks woodworm :)

Waho, thanks! I like the contrast as well, and I may have to use the two in the future. I just have to remember to wear darker colored pants next time I work with the padauk…

As for the painted plane, if you think you saw it on eBay, you probably did! That’s where I bought it.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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GenerationWW

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#8 posted 681 days ago

Looks great and nice finish!

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JR_Dog

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#9 posted 681 days ago

Great design; I like how sturdy/strong it looks but is still very sheik

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#10 posted 681 days ago

Looks great, I like the big legs.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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Mosquito

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#11 posted 681 days ago

Thanks GenerationWW, JR_Dog, and RockyBlue. I was originally going to taper the legs, but decided that I liked it better with out it… I’m still happy with my decision :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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