Cherry and Black Granite Coffee Table

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Project by gljacobs posted 06-07-2012 09:20 PM 2227 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Coffee Table I made as a repayment for my brother. Needless to say, he got a deal.
It’s sort of like a reverse inlay because he already had the granite and I had to fit the frame to it.
I already had a shooting board so I fit it with a miter fence and shoot the corners, which was TRICKY to say the least. The frame is an inch and three quarters thick so I had to sharpen my plane blade before each pair to make sure every thing was dead on, and even then I had some issues(it was my first time shooting miters). Once all the corners were fit and ready for glue up I made corner blocks with the corners cut out with a forsner bit to keep the very corners crisp and used a ratchet strap to clamp the top frame together.
I used splines and epoxy to join the frame. The frame around the granite has a rabbet cut in it for the stone to set in and half blind dovetails cut into the bottom of the rabbit that accept cross support for reinforcement of the 200 pound slab. The tenons are pinned on the apron and on the stretcher they are wedged.

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 02:27 AM

Nice looking build. Bet they don’t move that around much.(to sweep)

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 07:57 AM

I have a nice piece of granite that is destoned for a table like this. Thanks for posting

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 02:13 PM

Great looking design and very nicely done!

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 03:09 PM

It’s a nice solid table with simple clean lines and you did a nice job on it.


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