Texas Coffee Table

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Project by Manley posted 262 days ago 952 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coffee table that I just built for my parents as a house warming present. They just moved from Texas to Colorado and know I’m building this for them, but they have yet to see it or know what it looks like. I’m going to surprise them when they come visit tomorrow!

This is my second woodworking project but really my first real one (the first was screwing boards together from a plan online). I know it’s not perfect, but I’m still learning and anxious to keep learning as I build more projects. I’m excited to see what everyone thinks.

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#1 posted 262 days ago

Nice table, and great first project! People from other states might not ‘get’ the importance of being from Texas, but this will be a good reminder for your parents of their home country. I’m sure they’ll love it.

-- "Those who are not dissatisfied will never make any progress" - Dr. Shigeo Shingo

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#2 posted 262 days ago

Thank you DGar! It’s a nice reminder where they spent so much of their time. I’ll repost when they see it!

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#3 posted 262 days ago

This is really nice. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 261 days ago

Well done, Great details.

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

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#5 posted 261 days ago

Thank you! It took about 80 hours is what I came up with. A lot of firsts for me.

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#6 posted 261 days ago

Man, this brings back memories from my years living in Houston… For a second project, I think you hit this one out of the park. The iron star brackets are an awesome touch… Did you have them made up somewhere?

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

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#7 posted 261 days ago

Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

Freddy, I actually was only able to find these from texastreasures77 store on ebay. I looked all over and never found what I liked until I saw those. They have different kinds too with horse, butterfly, etc.

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#8 posted 259 days ago

Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the Colorado table. Hehe

-- RETIRED...nuff said!

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#9 posted 259 days ago

Good looking table. I’m sure they will love it.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#10 posted 258 days ago

Beautiful table.Nice work and design.In the living room, one of the furniture items that cannot be absent is a coffee table, a piece that would certainly brighten up the room.A wood coffee table is one of the most stylish and classic of all the furniture designs.

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#11 posted 257 days ago

Awesome coffee table! Great design, joinery and the stars are cool accents. I’m sure your parents was delighted. Great job!

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#12 posted 256 days ago

Very nice job! The wood selection is just spectacular!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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