Constructing a Modern Sofa Table - The Video

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 02-14-2010 11:16 AM 2941 reads 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This modern sofa table was built for donation to a charity fundraising auction.

This slideshow was played to generate more interest in the table by highlighting the construction process. Generating more interest generates more money for the charity.

The auction was a bit disappointing overall, but my table brought in the more money than anything else. Funds raised at the auction help support programs for people with developmental disabilities.

The winning bidder asked for a copy of the video.

The song is Green Onions by Booker T & the MG’s. (I think this song is so cool:)

Peace, Love, & Woodworking

<small>Find more videos like this on WOODTube</small>

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 12:15 PM

Nice looking table, too bad the auction did not do better.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 02:15 PM

Todd this is another nice build and it is satisfying, I am sure, to be able to help out with a donation like this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 03:35 PM

Excellent work as always and for a worthy cause as well. I assume your wife does the picture-taking for you? Otherwise, you’ve got a lot of work to setup those shots!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 03:52 PM

Hi Todd;

Great job!

That is a beautiful table.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 04:00 PM

Todd: I second Lee.

A beautiful table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 04:09 PM

A lovely table, and the slide show is too cool!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#7 posted 02-14-2010 04:35 PM

Nice video and table Todd.Wish the auction went better ! One ?—-Were is the saw dust in that shop !!!!!!

-- Scott NM,

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#8 posted 02-14-2010 04:38 PM

I really like that table.

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#9 posted 02-14-2010 04:55 PM

Great slide-show, beautiful table…I love the way you use the dyes to develop the striking colors, but the grain still shows through (at least on the red). I am such a natural finish guy..I wont even use stain…but you definatley have that technique down! Nice work as always..


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#10 posted 02-14-2010 04:58 PM

Great job Todd! Thank you!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#11 posted 02-14-2010 06:05 PM

Beautiful work Todd. On a personal note, I remember when that music came out, doesn’t say anything about me other than I am old.

-- jstegall

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#12 posted 02-14-2010 06:23 PM

Nice job Todd…..will have to try something like that with my rocker when it is done…...

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#13 posted 02-14-2010 06:29 PM

Very well done Todd a good build and a great cause.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 02-14-2010 06:34 PM

Jphn – Didn’t mean to date anybody, I just love the timeless appeal that the song has. I guess that makes you “Timeless.”

Greg Wurst – I just leave the camera on the tripod in my shop all of the time. I set it to take a series of photos and I go back to work. I end up deleting a lot of photos.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 02-15-2010 12:28 AM

Great job Todd. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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