Display table/coffee table

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Project by thelastdetailcww posted 09-11-2012 05:31 AM 4247 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This display table measures 42 wide by 26 deep and 20 high. It was delivered SEP 6th for a retirement ceremony taking place on the USS MIDWAY the following Friday. I made this for a Command Master Chief in San Diego, who probably has the largest challenge coin collection I have seen to date. He could probably fill three of these tables. Table is constructed in cherry with true raised panels. Sliding dovetails join the panels to the cabriole legs. Top has 1/4 inch thick glass. Although the table is stained it was put in the sun to darken it a tad bit. Coming home from an unexpected trip to Raliegh, NC I found myself way behind the power curve. I asked my brother to make the CMC’s crest while I tackled the table. Yes I was under the gun…big times! The coins on display are my small collection. Your donations will be greatly appreciated and displayed on future projects. : )

P.S. Al, your coins are to the bottom right of the CMC pin. Thanks!

-- Ken

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 08:32 AM

Nice work I really like that style of legs you made. Are they considered a Queen Ann Style ?

-- Vince

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 08:58 AM

One of the best display tables I have seen on here! Amazing work and I’m sure Master Chief LOved it! Nice work and great job finishing on time.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 09-11-2012 12:13 PM

Beautiful work, right down to the last detail : )

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#4 posted 09-11-2012 01:38 PM

Woah that’s mighty fine looking.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#5 posted 09-11-2012 03:08 PM

Super work….Where did you find the pattern for the legs?

-- The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue."- author unknown.

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#6 posted 09-11-2012 05:25 PM

Nice job Ken. I’d love to donate some challenge coins but I have none. They didn’t exist during my 20 year Navy career, back when Mody Dick was a guppy.

-- sugarpine

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#7 posted 09-11-2012 08:57 PM

Sturdy built.
Awesome collection.

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#8 posted 09-12-2012 11:40 AM

i really like those legs,,, sexy;; lol

-- rob

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#9 posted 09-14-2012 12:57 PM

DOGHOUSE77-the leg pattern was drawn/layout by me. It took a litttle patience a compass and some french curves.

-- Ken

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#10 posted 03-29-2013 03:50 PM

The time put into the legs was definitely worth it. They’re gorgeous. I’m looking for ideas for a shadowbox coffee table for my wife.

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