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Arts & Crafts Coffee Table from Redwood and Curly Cherry

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Project by alanealane posted 11-18-2013 09:48 PM 1902 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been completed for an incredibly long time. It’s probably been in use for 4 or 5 years (or however long I’ve been on LJ). I just haven’t remembered that I wanted to post it. So here it is! It’s a modified design from a book I have on Arts & Crafts furniture. I used wood that was given to me FREE OF CHARGE (gloat!). The main wood is reclaimed Redwood, and the center stripe in the table top is curly cherry sapwood. It’s a great match to the Redwood’s sapwood. And the shimmer of some of the redwood boards is just unbelievable in the right light. I think they call that “chatoyance”.

The exposed/through tenon joinery was fun, but the extremely dry Redwood soaked in some of the glue before I could even wipe it off, and left a few light colored spots when the Seal Coat and Poly finish was applied. If there’s a “next time” in building one of these, or just in my next project with the same wood, I’ll pre-finish the parts that may be exposed to glue.

Anyway, enjoy!

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses





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#1 posted 11-18-2013 10:08 PM

Really beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 01:39 AM

I like this. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 04:55 AM

Fine looking table. Beautiful design.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 04:42 PM

Great job and love the design

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 06:31 PM

Beautiful table :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 06:24 PM

A very nice arts and craft coffee table, beautiful wood and finish….great job.

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

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#7 posted 11-22-2013 04:02 PM

Gorgeous table! Great design and joinery. Attractive wood combo and like the finish. Great work!

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#8 posted 11-22-2013 04:05 PM

Cool design ,nice wood and great build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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