Coffee Table

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Project by BrianGT posted 782 days ago 1666 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Poplar 2×4 skid wood planed down, the design of this table evolved as I was making it. It was going to have straighter lines and I added the carving that was originally more of a greene and greene type of cloud lift. It now has a calla lily feel to it. The carving was a lot tougher than I anticipated and took longer than a more experienced carver might have taken but I enjoyed it.
Comments and critiques are welcome.

Thanks for looking.


-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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#1 posted 782 days ago

Okay, Brian, I went and signed in because I couldn’t leave this page without telling you that you did and amazing job. I spun my laptop around to show my wife, who was equally impressed. Great work.


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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 782 days ago

Outta sight coffee table!!!!.................Jim

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

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#3 posted 782 days ago

Speechless, Great Job !!!

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#4 posted 782 days ago

Beautiful !

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 782 days ago

That is very nice work, .... well done!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Stephen Fox

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#6 posted 782 days ago

curvy legs always get my attention.

-- Stephen NYS

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#7 posted 782 days ago

Wow. Unique curves like this always get my attention. You really seem to be developing a style that’s all your own. I’m impressed.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#8 posted 782 days ago

Okay…. “comments and critique”

Comments – speechless so nothing to say (mainly because your experience is way above anything I’m capable of doing so I just sit back and enjoy the view.)

Critique – well I do have one….. “Coffee Table?” hmmm, I don’t think, unless the coffee beans are harvested from the finest crop and poured into a golden mug, still requiring a gold coaster, would it be okay to actually use this as a coffee table…. right? haha. So next time please try to normalize the piece so it can be used as it was intended. lol. Of course kidding, and I really would have to be woodworking for many more years before I could find anything wrong with this.

Excellent Job!

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#9 posted 782 days ago

Well executed!

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker.

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#10 posted 782 days ago

Amazing. I wish that I could make something anywhere close to this beautiful piece.

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#11 posted 782 days ago

Great design and super build.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 782 days ago

Brian, don’t know which piece I like better this one or the sofa table. Like JR I’m in awe of the work and could not come close without getting much further along in my woodworking knowledge. So any further info you’d care to share on how these pieces were made would be really appreciated.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#13 posted 782 days ago

Wow, Great job with joinery and the detail of this table. it looks awesome.

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#14 posted 781 days ago

” skid wood planed down ” you got that gorgeous table from pallet wood. I need to find better pallets I guess. Fine looking craftsmanship Sir.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#15 posted 780 days ago

wait… this is pallet wood? I’m in awe.

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