Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'coffee table'

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Old Projects #10: Jatoba Coffee Table

12-21-2020 09:36 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Made several of these Jatoba coffee tables. Bought the cherry legs but made everything else. End View Side View This top had a very rare jatoba knot that was featured instead of being hidden: The knot from hell!

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Coffee table for woodworking angst #2: Two steps forward, one step back

01-28-2020 05:20 PM by Antti | 4 comments »

I got in my jointing session for the scrap walnut pieces making up the table top. While I was at it, I jointed a bunch of scrap cherrys as well, in case I’ll make a third similar table. It seemed all went really well with jointing as well as with the glue-up. Nice sap-wood stripe in the middle and all… (The third thing being glued is for replacing the door to our sauna. Maybe not fine woodworking, but fun work anyway. The current door is sagging and about to break alltogether....

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Coffee table for woodworking angst #1: Second coming

01-18-2020 08:16 AM by Antti | 0 comments »

After couple of years debating with my wife whether it would take too long for me to make a replacement for our bedroom dresser, I got the go-ahead. After buying the raw materials – I didnt remember cherry is made from gold apparently – I was sorely disappointed to find the workshop jointer in unausable condition. At this point I had so much bent up woodworking energy that I had to do something. Which didnt require jointing. So I collected all the scrap from my previous walnut ...

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Coffee Table With Storage For Puzzles And Board Games

09-14-2018 02:48 AM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

I built this coffee table for my wife. She likes to put together puzzles and usually takes over the dining room table for a week or so. Now she can take the top off the coffee table, work on the puzzle for a while and put the lid on until she has time to come back to it. I made the table out of poplar and used General Finishes Java gel stain and Arm-R-Seal to finish it up. I am pretty happy with the results although I might buff out the top with steel wool in a couple weeks after it fully har...

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The coffee table

02-22-2017 02:48 PM by RobDubs | 6 comments »

Traditional joinery inspired by the work of Roy Underhill and Paul Sellers. My first “real” project. Hand cut mortise and tenon. Narex motise chisels and Veritas carcass saws used.

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Refinish a Table Top #3: Completed Refinishing this Coffee Table Top

01-18-2017 03:59 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

I completed spraying the polyurethane finish on this table. I had a few spots that I scuffed sanded on the lower portion of the table. I applied some of my dye mix to those areas. I made sure the remainder of the table was clean and then sprayed a light coat of finish to the lower portion of this table. I will give this table tonight and most of the morning tomorrow to dry. Once it checks okay I will apply a thin coat of dark brown Briwax and buff that thoroughly. I have already told...

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White oak legs +4"×4"

01-03-2017 03:27 AM by DrewLehighValley | 1 comment »

Previously made a TV Stand. The bottom shelf and top is kiln dried red oak,(50”wide X 16”deep X 2.5”thick). A friend randomly asked if I wanted to use reclaimed white oak for the legs… I used them,(about 4.5”wide X 3.75”deep X 18”height). Looks awesome! So I decided to make a coffee table with mostly similar characteristics… I have the red oak for the shelf and top. Now my problem is I don’t have anymore reclaimed white oak… So I cut...

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Parsons Coffee Table #2: Joinery

01-01-2017 01:44 PM by paxorion | 0 comments »

Snuck in some time during working on the coffee table. Trimmed down the table top and cut the legs and apron rails to length. Since I was on a roll, I kept going and fitted out the mortise and tenon joinery. Not bad for my first time cutting mortise and tenons on a furniture project. Router with a double-edge guide setup (for stability) for the mortises Ironically I picked up this tip from Bosch Fitting the tenons into the mortises My new toy is peeking out from the corner

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Parsons Coffee Table #1: Milling and Laminations

12-30-2016 10:45 PM by paxorion | 1 comment »

My first woodworking project was a pine coffee table with lumber from Lowes. The entire project was screwed together long before I even knew what a pocket hole was. Thankfully, that coffee table end up being commandeered by my daughter to be her craft table, and is filling it’s role well as a beater table. The vacuum of space in front of my couch needed an appropriate successor piece of furniture. I decided that I decided the next coffee table would be a piece of furniture built with pr...

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Building the Hexagonal Cocktail Table #4: Final Steps: Top Trim, Shelf, and Finish

12-28-2016 11:17 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

Top Trim The top assembly “sandwich” is trimmed by 1/8” thick poplar slats that rest on the outer edges of the leg tenons. This trim and the legs form what is a metal frame on the original table. I cut the trim from the same board I used for the legs. I attached it much like a trim carpenter installs base or crown moulding. I temporarily placed the top backer/triangles subassembly on the base, used a miter saw to cut the first piece (nibbling away until it was exactly ...

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