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Project by mpmitche posted 303 days ago 909 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coffee table I made for my wife from black walnut. It was made from hand tools and while it took over a year it was a very fun project. The inspiration for this project came from a piece by James Krenov that I found in one of his books. The joints are mortise and tenon, with dovetailed in stringers supporting the top. The finish is french polished shellac and buffed with wax.

-- Mike, Western New York





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Buckethead

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#1 posted 303 days ago

Very pretty. I am really liking the floating table top design. (Cloud top?)

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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planeBill

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#2 posted 303 days ago

Simplistic elegance, we need more of that. A very nice piece.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 302 days ago

Very nice coffee table Mike, well done. the split top looks great and the finish is beautiful.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 300 days ago

That’s one classy table. Great design especially the floating top and the finish is amazing. Well done!

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mpmitche

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#5 posted 297 days ago

Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate all the looks as well.

-- Mike, Western New York

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