Coffee Table - my first

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Project by DavidTTU posted 07-07-2014 01:35 PM 1971 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first time building a coffee table. It is made of Walnut, Mahogany, and Purple Heart. I made a one off jig to create the taper legs. That was an adventure. They are tapered to two sides. Finished it off with danish oil and will apply a thin coat of wipe on poly once that cures.

This project was made to match the table I made earlier this year. I really enjoy the thin strip lamination and am using it as a theme for my house.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but working with nice wood (for me anything besides box store pine is nice) is a process. I have such a limited supply and budget, that I often times just end up pacing around my garage trying to decide if what I am doing is going to work or is going to ruin this nice wood and my project. I have a long way to come in my wood working, but it has been a blast.

Hope you enjoy it.


-- -David -- Lubbock, TX

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 02:01 PM

Beautiful work! I would love to branch out into some furniture, but right now my skill level isn’t there. Like you I have a very limited budget, so for now it’s boxes, cutting boards and coat racks. Thanks for sharing.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 02:30 PM

It’s nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 07-07-2014 03:35 PM

You may have a long way to go, but it looks like you’ve come a long way already. It looks great! Don’t worry – I do my fair share of pacing around the table saw too.

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#4 posted 07-07-2014 05:13 PM

I think your long way to go just got shorter, your work looks very nice. Clean and well built, good job.

-- Gary, California

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#5 posted 07-07-2014 05:42 PM

Congratulations on this build. Good job!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 07-07-2014 11:42 PM

Nice desing and perfect wood combination.

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#7 posted 07-08-2014 02:58 AM

Looks beautiful! I too have the same problem. I have a bunch of walnut in the shop and a scarred to use it as I don’t have an easy source. Great work!

-- J.D. Williams

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#8 posted 07-08-2014 11:09 AM

Really nice looking table. I’m glad you’re enjoying your journey in woodworking.

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#9 posted 07-10-2014 02:02 AM

Fantastic looking coffee table and dinette! I can completely relate to pacing around burning brain bytes deciding on the best course of action. Your efforts definitely paid off!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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