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Project by ConnorYork posted 04-10-2014 11:27 PM 1497 views 16 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table was completed before Christmas as part of first semesters school project. The design seems simple enough but there were challenges to overcome and various types of joinery. All sheet good parts were hand selected and pressed by myself. Doing projects with different contrasts of wood is one of my favourite, especially walnut and maple. Once again, the drawer boxes were constructed on the CNC dovetailer which did a great job. Lastly I purchased some oak handles from Lee Valley and sap stained them to match the walnut as walnut knobs and handles are hard to come by unless you are custom making them. The colour match I achieved was very close and convincing to most people. Enjoy the pictures and please feel free to comment or ask questions! Thanks.





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Betsy

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 12:07 AM

It’s stunning. Hope you got a great grade!

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#2 posted 04-11-2014 12:52 AM

That’s a beautiful project. I will continue to try to develop skills necessary to do this type of quality work.
Thanks for posting this.

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#3 posted 04-11-2014 02:19 AM

Very nice work Connor.
I too am a fan of contrasting woods. Wish my wife agreed…

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 04-11-2014 05:10 AM

Hey Conner,first things first, welcome to LJ’s and I hope your experiences here are as wonderful as they have been for me! Your coffee table looks like a solid design and I agree with your choice of wood combos. Thanks for sharing and hope to see future offerings of the same quality !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 04-11-2014 06:38 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 04-11-2014 07:11 AM

Beautiful and elegant table,outstanding wood colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 04-11-2014 11:31 AM

Beautiful coffee table, you have done an excellent job in the making of it. Beautiful contrasting woods and nice design. Congrats on the top three.

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

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#8 posted 04-11-2014 12:27 PM

Nice design and excellent construction. Maple and walnut always make for a good contrast.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 04-11-2014 12:34 PM

Very nice job. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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ConnorYork

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#10 posted 04-11-2014 01:22 PM

Thanks for all your generous comments! Much appreciated!

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#11 posted 04-11-2014 02:35 PM

Really beautiful work.

I like the chamfered edges on the top, and I like the way you combined mortise & tenon with pocket hole joinery for the leg/apron joints.

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hartmanwoodworks

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#12 posted 04-11-2014 02:56 PM

Awesome work! I love maple and walnut together!

-- Hartman Woodworks llc, https://www.etsy.com/shop/HartmanWoodworks

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#13 posted 04-11-2014 03:03 PM

Great looking coffee table.

-- Julian

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#14 posted 04-11-2014 03:11 PM

this is GORGEOUS. Whats the finish on it?

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#15 posted 04-11-2014 05:30 PM

Wow, looks awesome! I hope to be as good as you someday!

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