Coffee Table/Bench

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Project by kyle89 posted 01-30-2013 09:36 AM 1360 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table is made out of simple oak wood. I decided to make it have a dual purpose of serving as a bench.

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#1 posted 01-30-2013 02:01 PM

Very clever. Nice work.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 06:10 PM

That’s a gorgeous piece of work.

Welcome to LJ by the way. Awfully slick way to open :-)

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 07:38 PM

Welcome to LJ’s

Beautiful piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-30-2013 07:47 PM

That’s a real clever looking project and it came out might nice.
However, I don’t think it’s oak; the grain looks like pine. I’ve never seen oak look like that.

-- Gary, Florida

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 08:36 PM

Wonderful piece! Like the build, mechanism and the beautiful wood. Well done!


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#6 posted 01-31-2013 01:53 AM

Really clever design! I agree that it looks like pine rather than oak I’m familiar with.

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#7 posted 02-01-2013 10:32 PM

Thanks for the comments. And actually i think you are right, i think i was wrong when i put that it was oak. The mechanism itself is a little hard to see. But it is a dowel rod that has a square plug on the end that is spring loaded and travels down a channel. Once the dowel rod is extended and held by the spring you turn the rod which locks it in the outwards position to allow you to flip the table. Once the bench side is up, you simply twist the dowel rods again and the spring pulls it back into the channel, which locks it back into place.

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