Aircraft Carrier Coffee Table (USS George H.W. Bush CVN-77)

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 01-02-2013 02:09 AM 3382 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago I was approached about making an aircraft carrier coffee table for a retiring Master Chief. I searched for a few days to find thick enough stock for the top and I made a joke to my wife that our kitchen table would be perfect to cut it out…...after a search on Craigslist I found this table for $45….it was 1 1/2” thick and flat so what a deal…perfect! I mocked up a pattern out of pine and used a spiral pattern bit to make the top.

I used as much of the original table as I could and had to use some poplar for the feet of the legs. At first I really wanted to keep natural vice painting but very pleased with how it all turned out.

The recipient is going to add a brass plate at the bottom of the island listing his tours of duty. It was a fun build and looking forward to presenting it.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 03:32 AM

That’s way cool ,a totally unique table.

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 12:58 PM

Another awesome job!!! Thank you for sharing.

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 01:11 PM

Very unique.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 03:33 PM

Impressive as always.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#5 posted 01-03-2013 12:48 AM

Thanks for the comments, looking forward to the next project.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#6 posted 01-03-2013 02:39 PM

Great idea and design! Turned an ordinary table into extraordinary.


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#7 posted 09-25-2013 02:16 AM

so cool u got a pattern we are making a Navy room in our new home in Great Lakes hubby going RTC his last 4 yrs of the Navy

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#8 posted 03-16-2017 04:50 AM

Your work is impressive

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