|Project by GerardW||posted 07-15-2013 05:09 PM||1290 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my first LumberJocks project! Yay!
A friend of mine wanted a real hardwood coffee table. I did some sketchup designs for her, according to rough dimensions she gave me based on her living room setup. The legs are 12/4 soft maple (cut down to 2 3/4), the top, apron and dowels are walnut, and the breadboard ends are hard maple.
Thanks to everyone who gave me advice on this, particularly to avoid the panel of doom which I was originally intending for the top. The breadboard ends worked out nicely and even look good. I cut the two outer holes of the tongue to allow for movement in the wood as well.
My friend has yet to pick it up (even though she already reimbursed me for the materials, as well as a little money for me as a thank you), but so far my wife says that she would like to keep it. Hah!
-- Gerard in Bowie MD