Sofa Table

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Project by Scomel Basses posted 03-15-2014 05:43 PM 672 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a sofa table I made for my mother. It is made out of red oak with a colonial maple stain applied in an attempt to match her current furniture. I don’t think it’s quite the same but I haven’t delivered it yet to see. It will be close enough. I finished it with several coats of polyurethane. I used my recently constructed loose mortis and tenon machine throughout and it made this project very quick and easy. Nothing fancy with the design, my mother wanted something simple. I didn’t want do traditional spindles on the sides so I came up with the design seen here. I’m not sure I totally like them but I don’t hate them either. This was a very fun project.

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 06:28 PM

Really nice design , especially the end pieces. Beautiful build. Post a photo of your mortise machine, please. I have recently acquired one and am still learning to use it to it’s full extent.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Scomel Basses

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 06:35 PM

Thanks, exelectrician! Look in my projects and you’ll find my mortising machines there. It’s used for loose tenon joinery.

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 06:49 PM

Good job. I like your end pieces as well.

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

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#4 posted 03-15-2014 10:45 PM

Very nice table, nice details, well done.

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

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 11:12 PM

Excellent job on this. The superb grain selection doesn’t go unnoticed.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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Scomel Basses

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 03:22 PM

Thanks, Red. As soon as I saw the figure on the center board of the table top I knew that was where it would go to be the focal point.

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 04:06 PM

This turned out nicely and I like the design.

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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#8 posted 03-16-2014 06:19 PM

Beautiful looking sofa table and beautiful wood…thank you fro sharing..

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

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#9 posted 03-21-2014 02:09 PM

It simple but looks really good and well made. Like the accents on the sides. I’m sure she likes it. Great work!

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