Contemporary Coffee Table

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 09-05-2015 03:05 AM 1745 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I used Bob Lang’s Popular Woodworking plan for this Contemporary Coffee Table. Within a few days I have milled the rough sawn poplar lumber, glued the table’s top panel and then cut the legs, rails and aprons.

I am making this as a gift for my wife’s son Scot and his Ginger. Over a year ago I promised to make them a table for their living room. He gave me the general dimensions for his table: 24” by 24” by 18” tall. At the time I thought the table might be too short, but now after viewing this assembled table I think it will fit just right in their room.

Tomorrow I will begin staining it with my General Finishes Georgian Cherry.

I followed Bob Lang’s instruction to use pocket screws to fasten the short rails to the legs. I also used pocket screws to fasten the aprons to the the flat surfaces of the rails. I used plug to fill the pocket holes in the rails.

I have the table assembled. It is now ready for the stain I have chosen which is General Finishes Georgian Cherry.

I have applied Java stain. Now I entering the final stages for this project by applying coats of finish, General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#1 posted 10-07-2015 09:06 PM

I completed this contemporary coffee table. It was fun project.

-- --- Happy Howie

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