Coffee Table

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Project by llarson posted 08-28-2012 05:16 PM 1325 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table was my second furniture project.

The base is made of Walnut with Ebony inlay and pegs. The legs were cut from a single 16/4 slab of Walnut and all of the components were kept as beefy as they are to support the Granite top which weighs just over 100lbs.

The primary joinery for the project was mortise and tenon and was a real learning experience as it was my first time using these joints.


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#1 posted 08-28-2012 05:25 PM

What a grand looking table. Sturdy ! Fantastic job. I am planning on trying out some mortise and tenon joints myself soon.

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 05:30 PM

Nice table! That walnut looks great, what finish did you use?

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

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 06:24 PM

Wow, I love it!

I’ll definitely try to do something like this. Right to my favorites.


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#4 posted 08-28-2012 06:59 PM

The finish is a blend of pure tung oil, spar varnish, thinner, and Japan drier that was recommended by a local woodworker at a Lee Valley seminar. Wipe on, wipe off, repeat. Really easy.

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 12:16 AM

Beautiful piece. A very nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 05:09 AM

Very nice! I can’t see the pegs in the photograph of your beautiful table. Was there in your opinion enough contrast between the walnut and the ebony pegs ? I’m thinking of building a walnut desk with ebony pegs, sort of Greene and Greene inspired.

-- Ken

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 02:46 PM

The finest among its class. This is just spectacular!

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#9 posted 08-29-2012 03:06 PM

I definitely wouldn’t want to whack my knee on that table.

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#10 posted 08-30-2012 02:03 AM


The ebony pegs are just on the bottom shelf pieces and show up quite well in normal light. The Walnut should also get lighter after it gets some sun and the two woods should contrast a bit more.

Thanks all for all of the kind comments.


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#11 posted 08-30-2012 06:37 AM

Nice looking table indeed!

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