Simple Mission Style Tables

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Project by Lostalos21 posted 10-01-2011 04:51 PM 2079 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a few tables for the basement, and I didn’t want the particle board stuff at retail stores. I had some plain sawn red oak laying in the shop, so I made the best of it as a first attempt. I should have spent more time in the finishing stages, but with a deployment on the horizon and an anxious wife, I had to get them done fast. I’m happy with them and they were a fun project, best of all they are sturdy and draw attention from company. Yes, I know what you all are thinking “there’s no such thing as a mission style coffee table”, I know-especially with a glass top! Now that the basement is furnished, it’s on to the main floor. I’ve been spending the last few months contemplating a more advanced style of furniture using higher quality woods. You guys have inspired me mightily and I think that the time is quickly approaching for me to get back in the shop.

-- A Family That Prays Together...Is A Family That Stays Together

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#1 posted 10-01-2011 05:15 PM

Those came out awesome. Great work!

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 05:25 PM

Beautiful tables!

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 08:31 PM

Those are beautiful tables!

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 04:59 AM

Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 10-02-2011 04:02 PM

Nice work, look great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 10-02-2011 05:03 PM

I think you said “Mission style” not replicas? Works for you? And who you made them for? LOL Good luck, God speed, be safe!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 10-02-2011 05:03 PM

Oh yeah nice work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 10-04-2011 01:29 AM

Beautiful tables!


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#9 posted 10-04-2011 04:19 PM

Great work they look nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 10-15-2011 03:51 AM


Beautiful work, brother. Those tables look wonderful

-- Harold

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#11 posted 10-26-2011 04:12 AM

Thanks for serving this great country. I did 4 years in the Air Force. My oldest son did 20 years in the Army. My youngest son did 2 years in the Army and my oldest grandson went into the Army about 1 1/2 months ago and is a Lance Corporal.

Neither myself nor my two boys did combat zones but my grandson will.

I pray that y’all come home safely.


-- When I works, I works hard. When I sits, I sits loose. And when I thinks I falls asleep.--

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#12 posted 10-26-2011 08:47 AM

Thanks for the comment Rick (rlrjr), Yes indeed your Grandson will deploy to hot combat zones, but fear not as he will be in the best hands on the planet. The US Military takes care of it’s own and he’ll be just fine. I enjoyed deploying the first couple times but I cant take much more of this 8 months of a year deployed anymore. The entire time I’m deployed I dream about the hum of a Delta table saw and the scream of a Porter Cable router! I’d rather be breathing woodworking dust, than breathing Arabic dust any day!

-- A Family That Prays Together...Is A Family That Stays Together

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#13 posted 12-04-2015 04:11 AM

Mission accomplished~ Coffee tables amazing :-)

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