Coffee Table

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Project by WoodWasterd posted 04-28-2014 10:42 PM 1575 views 6 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this project began life as a herman miller coffee table clone. shortly after getting started on the top the mrs voiced her input and wanted something with an ‘X’ in it. my solution was the crossed legs which hopefully appeased her desire for X’s in the house. as i was finishing the project we happened to visit a friend with an original of the herman miller. this weighs approximately triple the original.

All pieces of the top and legs were run through the planer and sander together to produce a uniform thickness (0.6875”). On the top of legs is a 45 degree notch (imagine an inverted stair riser) through half of the leg on the underside to accept the cross diagonal. The leg bottoms also included a 45 deg notch to accept the floor cross piece. During assembly a 5/8” brad was applied to each of the outside legs to affix the floor cross piece. The fit was sufficient with the subsequent leg pieces that no additional fasteners were applied.

When I ( @ 200lb) sit on the table the legs splay slightly (approx 1/2”) on a hard surface. Should I do the same on a carpeted surface there is minimal movement.

All maple with spray poly finish.

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#1 posted 04-29-2014 09:45 AM

Great looking table, I’m sure the Boss loves it.

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

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#2 posted 04-29-2014 08:38 PM

I have never seen this type of table before it is a fascinating design and of course as we have come to expect from your good self very beautifully made. A lot of work has gone into this some of it is almost hidden too.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 04-30-2014 12:38 PM

I like the table design. What is supporting the legs at that angle?


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