Coffee Table

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Project by MarktheWoodButcher posted 05-18-2013 02:41 AM 1421 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All poplar. Black stained poplar for the spindles. My wife’s father brought the marble top back from Europe after WWII but it’s cast iron stand was cutting up our carpets and gouging the wood floors. So I built a table around it. It’s pegged mortise and tennon construction. Satin Polly finish.

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#1 posted 05-18-2013 02:48 AM

I like the tennons showing. Great job on correcting the problems with the old table. Good project.

-- Jay -

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#2 posted 05-18-2013 02:50 AM

Very nicely done—really good looking table.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 05-18-2013 02:51 AM

Very nice joinery and details. A heirloom within a heirloom.

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#4 posted 05-18-2013 03:08 AM

very nice,great build.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 05-18-2013 05:27 AM

Great job, love the creativity!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 05-18-2013 12:21 PM

I like it! Well done.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 05-18-2013 12:32 PM

This is really rich looking. It’s a nice piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 05-18-2013 03:49 PM

Nice work, I love it.

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#9 posted 05-18-2013 06:37 PM

Great project, it came out really nice!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#10 posted 05-18-2013 10:53 PM

great looking table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 05-19-2013 01:00 AM

Poplar never looked so good! You did a masterful job here.

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

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#12 posted 05-19-2013 03:16 AM

beautiful table, im always amazed at how poplar takes on the look of walnut, ive got some old poplar that i thought was walnut for a few days, , you did really well on this.

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#13 posted 05-22-2013 01:38 PM

Fine looking table and looks very sturdy. Like the great joinery and the wood colors. The marble goes well with the wood. It will last for a long time to be enjoyed by the whole family.


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