Coffee Table

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Project by Billy Bauer posted 04-29-2013 11:23 PM 1649 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Coffee Table project for one of my Wood Tech classes. It is made out of quarter sawn red oak with a walnut burl veneer. Supposedly people see Donnie Darko in my walnut burl, the seem matched up really good and over all I like the medullary ray fleck. The drawer is made out of Maple and has the same finish as the top. The drawer has wood drawer slides, each leg has 4 sides mitered with the shaper. The apron has a stop dado which is attached to the legs. It has a pre-cadilized lacquer finish and no stain.

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#1 posted 04-29-2013 11:55 PM

really cool walnut veneer! and nice table

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 12:22 AM

Awesome, I can see the face

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

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 12:49 AM

Nice looking table and an awesome choice of Veneer. I can certainly see some face or body in it, caught my eye on the project page thumbnail.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 01:21 AM

You did a great job. You must have some awesome Teachers!! Good balance of colors in the wood and nice use of the burl.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 01:22 AM

Donnie Darko? Think you mean Frank the Bunny, Donnie’s apparent nemesis.

As for me, it looks like Gizmo (from Gremlins) riding piggyback on Rolf the dog (Muppet Show).

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#6 posted 04-30-2013 01:26 AM

Apart from discussions of pareidolia, nice table!

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#7 posted 04-30-2013 01:26 AM

Beautiful work, thanks for posting

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#8 posted 04-30-2013 07:41 AM

Nice veneer and chunkey design.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 04-30-2013 09:01 AM

Very nice! I hadn’t seen legs done that way before. What does the shaper bit look like? I’m assuming that’s four pieces of wood for each leg glued up?

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#10 posted 05-02-2013 02:43 PM

Gorgeous coffee table! Great design and wood choice. I can see 2 faces on it. Like the legs and the drawer. Impressive work!

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#11 posted 05-02-2013 03:52 PM

It looks really nice and you’ve done a fine job.

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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#12 posted 06-28-2013 01:59 PM

I especially like the way you matched the wood grain at the corners. Nice detail.

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