Coffee Table/Bench

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Project by kyle89 posted 575 days ago 862 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 575 days ago

Very clever. Nice work.

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

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#2 posted 574 days ago

That’s a gorgeous piece of work.

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#3 posted 574 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

Beautiful piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 574 days ago

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.

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#5 posted 574 days ago

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


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#6 posted 574 days ago

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

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#7 posted 572 days ago

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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