Coffee Table

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Project by sparks posted 12-30-2013 05:58 AM 1204 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the coffee table built to match the entertainment center. The top is Kauya Crotch, the keys are Ebony, the legs are Sapele with Ebony and Purpleheart inlays. 3 coats of 1/3 linseed oil, 1/3 semi-gloss varnish, 1/3 mineral spirits sanded to 600 grit and 3 coats of shellac cause we use it as a game table for the kids.

-- Sparks

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 06:16 AM

Pretty nice table to be using for a game table for the kids! Makes me wonder what your “good stuff” looks like.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 06:21 AM

When you have 5 kids you have no good stuff. Haha.

-- Sparks

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 08:24 AM

Great looking table, were all the bowties necessary or were some for looks?

-- Vince

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 10:28 AM

Beautiful looking coffee table….great job and thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 10:40 AM

You have been busy. Great looking table.

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

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 02:24 PM

That’s a beautiful looking table Sparks!

Reminds me of my first build 30 years ago. Our 3 year old did it in when he slammed his metal match box car on it over and over until he gave it a broke in look. Now we enjoy the stories!

Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 03:02 PM

It’s good to be a woodworker!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#8 posted 12-30-2013 03:29 PM

Great looking table, use it and enjoy the ride.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 12-30-2013 03:31 PM

It’s an impressive table. Well done.

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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#10 posted 12-30-2013 03:40 PM

very nice

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#11 posted 12-30-2013 05:42 PM

Yes the bowties were necessary. Alot of cracks and deep.

-- Sparks

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#12 posted 12-31-2013 06:37 AM

Beautiful slab and I only have 2 kids but completely understand your no good stuff comment

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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