Lift Coffee Table

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Project by Greg Wurst posted 06-23-2008 05:20 AM 4979 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Red and white oak and red oak ply with 1/4” curly cherry for the side inserts. You can read the construction details on my blog here (the final part will be posted tomorrow):

Once my son is a bit older and less likely to fall into a corner I’ll move the table upstairs where the scale will better fit the much larger living room. Overall, I’m pleased with the table. I tried several new techniques; and while not everything is as perfect as I’d like; I learned new skills that will make for better projects in the future.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#1 posted 06-23-2008 06:49 AM

That is a cool piece of hardware. Nicely done.

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#2 posted 06-23-2008 06:53 AM

Those lifts are really cool. What did you pay for that lift?

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#3 posted 06-23-2008 12:39 PM

Greg, This is one more idea that I am going to STEAL from our fellow LJ’s. Nice work

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#4 posted 06-23-2008 12:43 PM

yeah , great idea and it looks well executed. I love the lift.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Greg Wurst

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#5 posted 06-23-2008 01:11 PM

The lift was $139 at Lee Valley:,43586,43594

Rockler sells one as well but it is $190:

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#6 posted 06-23-2008 02:00 PM

Nice looking lift table. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 06-23-2008 02:56 PM

Very nice job!

I’d like to make one of these, but my wife doesn’t want to encourage anyone to eat in front of the television. :-(

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 06-23-2008 06:32 PM

Nice Coffee Table. I’ve eyed those lifts for a while now. On the todo list!

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#9 posted 06-23-2008 11:28 PM

I like it

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#10 posted 06-24-2008 12:16 AM

cool! been watching this project progress and it came out great!

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#11 posted 06-24-2008 07:53 PM

Great! I was hoping to see more finish photos. I just found these after seeing your latest blog.

I enjoyed watching the progress of this one.

The family should enjoy this for many years to come.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 06-24-2008 11:08 PM

Very nice design. Nice job building it also.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#13 posted 07-29-2008 09:30 PM

Nice Coffee Table.Very nice job

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#14 posted 07-22-2009 02:26 PM


-- I enjoy designing not assembling.

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#15 posted 07-22-2009 03:57 PM

very cool table well done

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