Display Coffee Table

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Project by neverenougftackle posted 05-30-2014 04:26 PM 1360 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is our display coffee table I made back some years ago. Wife decides around Christmas time, she wanted a new coffee table. We hit the mall’s, and go into the furniture dept. of Penney’s and there it is just what she wanted. She has this small 6’ steel tape, and I have the small pad, so she and I start to take measurements. Over comes this salesman, and ask are we interested in buying a coffee table. Thinking that we needed to take the size to fit into our living room. Conversation/explanation to what I was/and wanting to do. Would you believe he ended up helping to hold the tape !!!!
Note; The salseman was a full time Fireman, working the Christmas shift for extra Christmas money.

So this is a/my copy of that Penny’s Display Coffee Table, with the set of prints I drew up, and the cut list from those prints.

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#1 posted 05-31-2014 02:55 AM

Very fine coffee table. A real nice piece of furniture that you’ll use forever!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-31-2014 03:39 AM

Thank You Jim, Yelp I ,,,,, well we, think that you are right, It has been proven to be what we were looking for. That centered table acks as a visual reminder to our family. With a displayed, starting as a conversational pieces to our friends and visitors.

Coffee tables have a large cross selection in their design, depending on a persons taste and their dicore. Kind of ideal where they can be built in most small home shops, and like jewelry/gift boxes, can be made as ornate as a woodworker could take the time and desire to create.

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#3 posted 05-31-2014 03:48 PM

This is a nice design and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 05-31-2014 04:32 PM

Hi Ya Charles, Mr. Thoreau’s word of wisdom there at the bottom of you post seem to ring true, in going over there into your EXPO. I took a gander over there , and into your Gallery.

Deep with in us, there seems to be this call or the need, for us to spend the time to fulfill this ability we were given, and to try to bring it forth into a reality.

I have admired the abilities that some have ,and doing so, have tried to emulate there works. But only to fall way short. To try is one thing, but with out this innate gift that they seem to posses, I have learned I will never be as good. Even after when I build a copy of Shopnotes mag. copy machine, to add some details on to some shop made wall signs for some friends. Was they as good as could have been done free handed.

Charles, your Chip Carving are an example of what I am trying to express. Sir, you have a particular talent in this art form. But I would imagine that you have been told this before. Never the less, I Really enjoyed looking over and viewing your work !!!!

Example; Picture two of your carving there between the two drawer pulls of the two drawers, of my table above. Its those little fine details, that takes a little more time, that catches one eyes.

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