Walnut coffee table

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Project by tbone posted 08-26-2012 11:20 PM 2150 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is patterned after a table my wife saw at a retail store. It was too low for our use, so I told her “I can do that, and probably save some money too.” I made it out of a walnut slab that I found over in Dallas that was 6/4 thick and relatively flat. As y’all can probably guess, it was pretty simple to build. The bark came off easily, the only glue necessary was for the legs. A simple piece of angle iron holds the legs to the top.
The finish was TransTint Mission Brown, a couple of coats of oil rubbed in, and then a wipe-on poly finished it off.
Fast and simple and the wife likes it…which means that I like it too.

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 11:23 PM

Love it! Very nice.

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 11:28 PM

Nice, simple and beautiful. Well done, for sure.

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 12:05 AM

The top view looks awesome !

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 02:23 AM

i like it … good pictures too !! dan

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 03:57 AM

Nice ! Simple but effective. BTW, I really like the postscript at the end of your text. I’m in Canada, but the politicians act the same way up here !

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 10:54 AM

Bravo! Really nice design and it photographs beautifully.

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 07:04 PM

Great table! Your wife will undoubtedly be happy with that one.

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