Coffee Table 2

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Project by CClark86 posted 07-21-2014 05:23 PM 1584 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee Table number 2. Same structural design as the first table, designed instead with sharp edges versus curves and use of dovetail keys in place of so many exposed dowel pins. I also trimmed down the width of the legs and wanted much of the leg’s width to be in the finger joints.

Woods are cherry on the legs, maple and walnut for the stretchers, heavily spalted maple for the top and bottom and dovetail keys are made of spalted maple and spalted pinoak. Cherry dowels are used to pin the top and bottom shelves onto the stretchers.

Finish procedure was sanding to 4000 and then several coats of BLO. (I know many do not like the color BLO gives to spalted maple, but I enjoy it.) Each shelf has a coat of Satin Arm r seal for added protection.

This table gave me many problems… Didn’t have wide enough cherry boards for the legs so they are each made of 2 glued boards… during assembly I had a glue line fail and separate one of the legs. I also fitted one of the finger joints backwards and the table went together cock-eyed which required additional leveling. The pattern on the maple stretchers was done on my small bandsaw and exploded several attempts at the spalted maple veneer before getting enough useable sections.


-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 06:38 PM

I like it very southwestern design

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 02:54 PM

Very Cool Looking table…

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 02:56 PM

It’s an interesting design and beautiful wood. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 07:43 PM

very nice

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#5 posted 07-26-2014 02:05 AM

I really like the look of this coffee table. The heavily spalted maple looks fantastic. The pattern on the sides is really neat and reminds me of a zipper.

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