African Mahogany Sofa Table

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Project by Pete Santos posted 03-19-2013 04:46 AM 3054 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had these slabs since 2007 and started to make the sofa table but got side tracked. Finally set my mind to finsh it. It’s 8/4 slabs, top is 6 feet long by 20 inches deep, legs are 38 inches tall by 14 inches wide. I used purple heart 1×6 to attach the legs. Just screwed the purple heart to the top of the legs using pocket hole screws to make a butt joint then I attached it to the bottom of the table top using also using pocke hole screws. Finished with a coat of sanding sealer and then two coats of clear gloss poly cut with some mineral spirits.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 05:33 AM

Clean lines, well proportioned, and excellent finish. Well done.

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 05:35 AM

It looks very elegant.

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 08:33 AM

Simple and beautiful

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

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 12:40 PM

Works perfectly in your space, and with the decorations. Looks great.

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 09:18 PM

Great looking sofa table! I love the look of that mahogany, and you’ve outfitted it with accessories nicely, also!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 03-20-2013 01:27 AM

Nice table, I like it.

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#7 posted 03-21-2013 01:08 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. My wife had been waiting for this for a long time. Didn’t tell her I was going to finish it, and she was very surprised when she came home and there it stood. The only difficult part was surfacing the table top. The slabs were very rough when I got them. Didn’t realize how much work the milling process is when you have to do it by hand…..

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#8 posted 03-21-2013 04:18 PM

Fantastic sofa table!l Like the beautiful wood and the finish sets it off. Great addition to your space.

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#9 posted 05-13-2013 10:53 AM

wow. Great piece of furniture. I like this. I really like the sofa table because Sofa tables can enhance nearly any living room space. Not only do they provide a great place to display your most prized possessions, they offer function and finished look to your living room.

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