Coffee table with chess board and ice basin for beer

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Blog series by oi2342001 updated 01-07-2012 12:37 AM 2 parts 9289 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: Design

01-04-2012 04:39 AM by oi2342001 | 0 comments »

This is a project my friend and I have been talking about for a while. Between both our schedules it’s been tough being able to actually start this and it will take a while to complete as well. The design we are going to use is something that my friend came up with, it’s his table after all ;). Today we drew up a rough sketch and picked up some maple and cherry for the top. The idea is to have a table top with a removable chessboard in the center. Underneath will expose an ice ...

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Part 2: Table top

01-07-2012 12:37 AM by oi2342001 | 0 comments »

Two days ago we made the table top. This is the process we used. We cut the boards to rough length and hand planed two sides of each piece. Then we cut to width on the table saw and put through the bench top planer. Now we cut each board to its final length. Once we have everything to size all the boards were ripped in half. All the boards are just over 1/2” thick. To make the spline joints we used the router table and 3/16” bit to cut the grooves. We made the spline by cutting strips of c...

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