Pine Coffee Table

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Project by Matt posted 07-25-2013 02:10 AM 1636 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this project for a friend who requested a simple pine coffee table for their den. The frame itself is constructed with loose tenon miters (domino), sliding dovetails (trim router) and wedged through mortise and tenon joints (chisel) (1st picture). The two panels are sandwiched between a ledge on the inside of the frame and the face-frame which carries the miter and sliding dovetail theme and allows for seasonal expansion of the large glue-up. The finish is 2 coats of Charles Neil’s Color Primer followed by three coats of Arm-R-Seal Topcoat wiped on.

This project was a terrific joinery learning experience, my first all-wood piece of furniture, and my first piece built for someone else, all rolled into one.

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#1 posted 07-25-2013 08:18 AM

Great looking table.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-25-2013 11:52 AM

Beautiful coffee table…nice clean straight lines….I like the idea of angling the top.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 02:15 PM

Very cool Matt. I think your through tenons are a great touch.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 07-25-2013 09:39 PM

Well though out. I like the wood. It is beautiful! Nicely done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 04:36 PM

Very nice!!
Keep up the great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 07:53 PM

Good looking and well crafted table. Like the wood and finish. Well done!

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#7 posted 07-28-2013 02:52 PM

Great design and build!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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