Coffee Table

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Project by Ross posted 02-17-2013 12:26 PM 1183 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished the last piece of the living room set. The coffee table. Pictures 4 and 5 were taken while the 5th coat was still wet and before the marble inlay was set into the top.
This piece was by far my favorite piece to build (and admire) I almost hate to see it leave.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 12:36 PM

Beautiful. I love the Greene and Greene inspiration.

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 12:38 PM

It’s a real nice table and looks like it was a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 12:42 PM

Very nice job.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 12:56 PM

Thanks guys. The total project has been a long haul (nearly a year) Had a lot of fun designing and building all 6 pieces though.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#5 posted 02-17-2013 01:10 PM

Really nice job. Great design. I’m sure it will be enjoyed by the recipients for many years.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#6 posted 02-17-2013 01:18 PM

The end must be bitter sweet.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 02-17-2013 01:31 PM

really well done, Love the thru tennons and corbels

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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#8 posted 02-17-2013 01:32 PM

Bittersweet is probably the best way to explain the end of any project Don. But as i’m sure you well know, time waits for no one so on to the next project. Designing and building a new kitchen for my bride. This one’s gonna take a while! Have a couple of out door projects also once the weather breaks. So much for my 6 weeks of vacation this year! LOL

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 01:58 PM

A very handsome table Ross. I can see why you would want to keep it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 02:23 PM


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

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 02:31 PM

That’s a family heirloom for sure. Very nice smooth work and I see local grown oak. Nice job… and leave time in your life for family. I didn’t tackle our kitchen renovation project until this past year and it took 8 months to do. As you know, I’m a retired Teamster so I had lots of time on my hands – and I didn’t build the cabinets. My wife loved a set she found and with the price of lumber, it wasn’t that much more expensive to buy them.

But, very nice job – my wife likes it too – so that may be a project for me after I build a dresser for my grand daughter.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#12 posted 02-17-2013 04:10 PM

really nice work

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#13 posted 02-18-2013 02:07 AM

A beautiful table. That oak and marble look great together and your finish appears flawless. I especially like the joinery you used.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 02-18-2013 03:33 AM

beautiful table ,you did a great job and a outstanding finish ,yes i would hate to see these go to

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 02-18-2013 12:19 PM

Thanks again to all. It means a lot when coming from fellow L/J’rs. Of coarse it means a lot coming from a client but most of the time they have little clue about the amount of work that goes into a piece.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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