Coffee Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by h2odaryl posted 10-04-2012 02:32 AM 3113 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Coffee Table
Coffee Table No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

A coffee table inspired by George Nelson’s bench that I made out of scrap wood. Oak, poplar, walnut, ply, mystery wood, etc. Turned the boards on edge, laminated together and had fun. Finished with shellac and gf’s polyacryilic.

11 comments so far

View woodchic's profile


841 posts in 3498 days

#1 posted 10-04-2012 04:03 AM


-- Robin Renee'

View Sodabowski's profile


2375 posts in 2974 days

#2 posted 10-04-2012 06:31 AM

Very nice :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

29860 posts in 2479 days

#3 posted 10-04-2012 10:07 AM

I like the look. Nicely done.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Ken90712's profile


17575 posts in 3330 days

#4 posted 10-04-2012 10:41 AM

Really nice, great colors!

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

View rdjack21's profile


268 posts in 3068 days

#5 posted 10-04-2012 02:02 PM

Love it. I’m also on the path of big laminated boards. If all you have is little sticks break out the glue and make a big board from the little sticks.

-- --- Richard Jackson

View GenerationWW's profile


521 posts in 2390 days

#6 posted 10-04-2012 04:37 PM

sweet! Great work!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

View luv2learn's profile


2847 posts in 2444 days

#7 posted 10-05-2012 01:54 AM

SWEET!! I really like the combination of woods.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View indianwoodchipper's profile


12 posts in 2188 days

#8 posted 10-20-2012 05:09 AM


Do you mind posting a few more pictures? How did your terminate the ends? Did you make breadboards? Is a glue-up like this more prone to swelling since the width of the strips are along the thickness.

I have a dining table project somewhere in my future and would appreciate more posts on this

-- With ambitions always far exceeding my skill

View h2odaryl's profile


4 posts in 2202 days

#9 posted 10-24-2012 04:17 PM

Thanks Everyone, you are all too kind.
Indianwoodchipper, I am sorry but I do not have any more pics and I no longer have the table.
On this table I cheated in the lamination process and shot brad nails along with glue. I just cut the ends with a circuluar saw. I then wrapped the top with thin strips of Ash. Glue with a few pin nails. I also made a large dining room table using hundreds of pieces of scrap wood from pallets etc. all cut down, ripped and turned on edge to laminate together on top of a sheet of osb ply. I only used glue to laminate them together. Glue up was fun! I wrapped the outer edge with pine and a few brad nails. We have used the table for over 2 years without any problems with moving. I do live in the high desert so it goes from dry to unbelievably dry. Hope this helps and sorry I don’t have more pics.
I also made one out of plywood strips which would probably be more stable.

View xylosapiens's profile


198 posts in 3755 days

#10 posted 11-06-2012 12:46 AM

Inspiring for a next project. I like it very much. Well done. The woods’ rythm is beautiful.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

View HorizontalMike's profile


7770 posts in 3055 days

#11 posted 12-03-2012 01:41 PM

Wow! What a great color combination!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics