Oak sofa table

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Project by AndyS posted 508 days ago 1146 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table I made out of some oak (red I think but not 100% sure) that was milled from a tree cut down on my father-in-laws farm about 10 years ago. The slabs have been stacked and stickered in a pole barn since they were cut.
The two legs on the short side are through dovetails and the leg on the long side is a double housed mortise and tenon. All of the joints were cut by hand and and waste removed with a combination of brace n bit and chisels.
The finish took almost as long as the joinery!! I used pore filler and then sanded everything back and then used water soluble dye to stain it. Then four coats of General Finishes satin poly was added over the course of a week.
The table is joined at the corner with a sliding half lap something or other(not sure what you call it…) and pegged with an oak dowel (drawbored).
I made this a couple of years ago, but just joined here at Lumberjocks. I look forward to learning more about woodworking and drawing inspiration from the site.

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#1 posted 508 days ago

welcome to lj’s…the wrap-around idea is clever. I really like it.

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#2 posted 508 days ago

Great project Looks great

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#3 posted 508 days ago

very nice design

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#4 posted 508 days ago

Hmm, i like that idea

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#5 posted 508 days ago

Very cool design.

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#6 posted 508 days ago

Functional design. Good work.

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#7 posted 507 days ago

Extra nice design and your joinery skills are as good as your finishing skills. Welcome and hope you can teach us some of your skills.

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#8 posted 506 days ago

Really like the look of it. Unique and wonderful design and great joinery. Great addition to the sofa.

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#9 posted 481 days ago

Beautiful table.Sofa tables are extremely versatile and can be used in a number of different ways in a number of different places throughout your home.

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