Coffee Table

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Project by wiscoworker posted 05-23-2013 07:53 AM 1149 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this coffee table recently. It was built primarily with hand tools (I did resort to power sanding, as I only have a jointer and block plane right now).

I wanted to try contrasting woods, so I used Walnut and Maple. I like the overall feel of the table, but I would probably work in more walnut if I could do it again. I also considered using a larger number of narrower boards for the top, alternating as I went. I’m still not sure which one would look better, but I do know which one requires less work to glue up.

I never drew up plans for this. I just decided what looked good as I built. Is there some type of style this fits into? I’d like to look build some friends for the table, and would like to do some research.

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#1 posted 05-23-2013 03:35 PM

I like it. Too much contrasting wood makes the piece to busy in my opinion. I think more boards for the top would make it look like a cutting board.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 05-23-2013 10:00 PM

I like it! I love the blend of wanut and maple.. I made some cutting boards for christmas projects that were basically miniatures of your table top.

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#3 posted 05-24-2013 09:18 PM

Very nice table, like the use of contrasting wood colors. It totally matches the sofa. Great job!

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