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Forum topic by JIM COLLINS posted 1336 days ago 1041 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JIM COLLINS

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1336 days ago

After the holidays are over I plan on making a coffee table and matching end tables. I am rather new to woodworking and I have thought about making the tables with drawers, but i have never done anything like mortise or any of the other stuff, in fact it scares the hell out of me, but I am determined to see this project thru. So if anyone has any ideas or plans that they would want to share I would really appreciate the help. By the way, I plan on using red oak. Thanks again. Jim

-- Jim in the U.P. nothing like the smell of fresh cut wood


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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 1336 days ago

Check out the Tags for Tables

There are some cool ones here !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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BreakingBoardom

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#2 posted 1336 days ago

What kind of style are you looking for? I think I have a few plans in a few different styles.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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NBeener

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#3 posted 1336 days ago

Here's one possible starting point.

I’ve built a few things, already, using plans from “WOOD Magazine,” and have found them uniformly accurate, easy to follow, well written, fairly cheap to buy, and with nice results !

Good luck !

-- -- Neil

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live4ever

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#4 posted 1336 days ago

Fine Woodworking online has a number of good plans and articles related to the topic at hand. Their online membership (free trial for 14 days I think) is really worth it IMHO for new woodworkers. I’ve gotten a lot from it.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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JIM COLLINS

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#5 posted 1336 days ago

I was just checking out fine woodworking and it looks great, lots of ideas and plans, thanks

-- Jim in the U.P. nothing like the smell of fresh cut wood

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#6 posted 1335 days ago

Jim,

I’ve been saving pictures and comments for the past year, just to get some ideas, as I’m going to be building a coffee table in the future. Give me an email address, and I’ll send you what I have collected.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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JIM COLLINS

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#7 posted 1333 days ago

thanks for the help and I hope evryone has a merry christmas

-- Jim in the U.P. nothing like the smell of fresh cut wood

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