Pine Coffee Table

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Project by Matt posted 369 days ago 946 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 369 days ago

Great looking table.

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

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#2 posted 368 days ago

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

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

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#3 posted 368 days ago

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

-- Mark

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#4 posted 368 days ago

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 367 days ago

Very nice!!
Keep up the great work!

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

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#6 posted 367 days ago

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

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#7 posted 365 days ago

Great design and build!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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