Goncalo Alves Coffee Table

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 12-01-2012 06:17 PM 4371 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The coffee table is made from solid Goncalo Alves. The table measures 39” x 21” x 18”. Both the top and the shelf ‘float’, being supported by a grid of thin Goncalo Alves strips. I had two problems with the table, the first being the wood tended to warp and did not glue well with the standard yellow glue. Wiping the joints first with alcohol seemed to help the gluing process by possibly removing surface oils from the wood.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 12-01-2012 07:27 PM

Good looking table, Nice color. Love the dogs and the tennis ball. We have a Chlt Lab that thinks Tennis Balls are the greatest thing in the world. She is a service dog so when we take her to the hospitals to see the Senior Citizens and kids and she spots the tennis balls on they’re walkers it kills her she cannot have it. Smile.
Well done.

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

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 12:39 AM

Beautiful wood. Great project.

My Labradors are waiting for endorsement money from a tennis ball maker :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 01:52 AM

Great looking table. Never heard of that species of wood before..sure is pretty. I love your doggies..especially the golden..reminds me of my Sadie


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#4 posted 12-02-2012 04:12 AM

That is a gorgeous looking table.

The finish looks like it is from a rendering palette from some photo editor as is it so rich!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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