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Project by oldreddog posted 150 days ago 826 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this walnut coffee table was a wedding present for a good friends daughter.
I made a few projects available to choose from , table ,lamp,bench , mirror etc… She showed me a coffee table from a Pottery Barn magazine she liked.
It had rounded corners… for future kid safety
I asked her if i could just use the size and shape and design my own around the foot print size.
So this is what i designed and built.
Book match top and bottom shelf were fun to work with.
Simple wipe on danish oil finish 3-4 coats (i really can’t recall) .

-- oldreddog





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bubbaw

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#1 posted 150 days ago

That is a nice table. The rounded corners make sense for children as well as old folks. I like danish oil, as my shop is dusty and I can keep wiping until the finish isn’t sticky.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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josh

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#2 posted 150 days ago

The walnut is beautiful and it is my favorite wood out there. Nice work, great table.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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MrJesse34

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#3 posted 149 days ago

how did you attach the shelf to the legs? looks GREAt by the way

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oldreddog

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#4 posted 149 days ago

The legs were tough, it’s a 45 degree pocket with a support from under and another piece above.
With a 1/8 strip covering the top piece that shows, I will add photos when back at my desk top.

-- oldreddog

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oldreddog

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#5 posted 149 days ago

-- oldreddog

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oldreddog

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#6 posted 149 days ago

i cut a piece with bevels on two sides to cover the screws and my back block that ran from shelf up to top.

-- oldreddog

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lobro4

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#7 posted 148 days ago

Good for you. A well-built and attractive piece that should be hers forever.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#8 posted 142 days ago

Looks great, simple design but really well made. The walnut is gorgeous and also the finish. Great job!

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