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04-22-2015 11:30 PM

Does anyone have some plans or rough dimensions/joinery used.

Anything would be appreciated. I am planning on making my own design but would like to see some real plans and get some ideas from that.

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#1 posted 04-23-2015 04:51 AM

I am sorry, but I do not have any plans as most of my clients come to me with a picture of something they have seen and we go from there depending totally on their specifications. Design is totally to preferences of the individual. Personally I like the shaker influenced for its clean lines and functionality.

In many cases, the table skirt is attached to the legs with mortise and tenons in one form or another. If there are cross stretches between the legs those are as well done with mortise and tenons.

If you find a picture or have a design in mind, most everything can be modified to suit your particular use and be appropriately proportioned to its use.

Maybe others on LJ can help and you might do a search on LJ for Sofa Table.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 04-23-2015 04:56 AM

I cheat and use pocket screws instead of M&T, mainly because I cannot reliably make an M&T joint yet.


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#3 posted 04-23-2015 11:41 PM

Here is one I did. As Paul mentioned, the size can be modified to your needs. I really like using floating tenons. HTH

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#4 posted 04-24-2015 12:14 AM

What do you want in a sofa table design?

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#5 posted 04-24-2015 01:07 AM

I would like joints that a beginner can do lol. I am going to practice those joints on some scrap boards. anyways back on point…

I would like it to be simplistic with no drawers but I would like the support or stretcher I am not privy to the technical name. The support that will run between the legs to prevent rocking to double as a shelf as well.. so it wont be thin but wide enough to support maybe some pictures or a couple of books etc.

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#6 posted 04-24-2015 01:29 AM

Make me a sketch with your dimensions and I’ll try to draw you a set of plans for it in Autocad. Put it in a pdf file and send it to me in a pm. If you need a pdf generator Cuteftp is free and works just fine and is a no brainer to use. If you live in the US put your phone number in it and I’ll give you a call if need be.
If you would like for me to draw it for you.

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#7 posted 04-24-2015 01:42 AM

Here is one I did for my stepdaughter. She loves it :-)

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#8 posted 04-24-2015 01:53 AM

This table is in Popular Woodworking magazine this month:

With a link to a free Sketchup model:

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#9 posted 04-24-2015 03:17 AM

Here is one done for the outside made of cypress. Client uses it as serving table in a tight space and put a trsasparent oil stain on it…The style is a modified Shaker style which the clint wanted.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#10 posted 04-24-2015 01:07 PM

Thank you all very much the floating table looks great… kind of daunting though for a beginner?

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#11 posted 04-24-2015 01:36 PM

Here is a link to a Woodsmith plan. Woodsmith plans are ideal for beginners because they go into great detail on all of the joinery and clear drawings that help you visualize the construction. Well worth the price in my opinion. You can also buy old Woodsmith issues on ebay for less than the price of the download plans if you’d rather have the whole issue. Issue # 104.

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#12 posted 04-24-2015 02:53 PM

This is a classic design that I’ve seen repeated many times and I even made a version as a very small laptop desk for a boutique.

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