Walnut Coffee Table #4: Base Section Complete (with pics)

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Blog entry by Lifesaver2000 posted 01-11-2012 12:52 AM 1301 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My schedule didn’t work out as planned last week, but this past weekend things moved along nicely. I have completed construction of the base of the table. There is still a lot of sanding to do but for now I am ready to move on to the next step.

You can see the pine lumber on the inside which will support the full-extension drawer slides. This was a case where lack of planning actually caused more work than should have been necessary, but as I was drawing up the plans I just couldn’t quite visualize how I wanted this to work. I had decided to just wing it once I got to that point in the construction, but I see now I should have worked it out before hand. It is all together now and I believe it will work fine, but next time I will spend more time planning things out.

Also visible in the photos is where I have already done some pre-finishing on the inside of the case. This is water based polyurethane which will also be the exterior finish over Watco Danish Oil.

Next up I will start work on the drawer boxes and rough cut the boards for the top. The forecast is calling for weather that will be too cold for glue-ups this next week, so the best I will be able to do is get all of the parts cut out. After that I should just need one day of decent temperatures to get the final glue-ups done.

In the meantime I have started plans for a matching low entertainment center that will have a couple of interesting features, including a concealed compartment for a PC that will connect directly to a large-screen HDTV.

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 01:19 AM

This is going to be beautiful! I love walnut!

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 03:49 PM

Looks good!

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