Padauk & Ambrosia Maple Coffee Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by WOODCEPTUAL posted 09-12-2015 03:58 PM 2992 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just got finished with this Padauk & Ambrosia Maple coffee table and I actually remembered to take work pics this time! I made this for my own family’s living room since we’ll be getting reclining couches soon & won’t have room for our former rectangular table… plus, well, I’ll take any excuse to build a piece of furniture for my home! ;) I am currently obsessed with ambrosia & spalting in any species of wood, so right when I saw this maple at Advantage Lumber I knew it would be our coffee table’s top! It was a fairly easy build… tapering legs with one of my tapered leg jigs, chiseling mortise and tenon joints, sawing grooves in apron, joining maple with glue & biscuits, adding padauk inlay with CA glue to the top, sand, shellac & semi-gloss spar urethane on Padauk, satin lacquer on the Ambrosia Maple top, and then glue up & screw on top with fasteners.

What’s your favorite thing to build for your home?

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

9 comments so far

View Oldtool's profile


2947 posts in 2932 days

#1 posted 09-12-2015 04:27 PM

Sweet table, great wood selection, treatment and finish. Great natural edge on this project, nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View FloridaArt's profile


876 posts in 4039 days

#2 posted 09-12-2015 05:28 PM

This is beautiful. I love the style and “beefiness” (is that a word?) of the legs.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

View JoeinGa's profile


7741 posts in 2748 days

#3 posted 09-12-2015 06:32 PM

Looks great. Love that wood.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View luv2learn's profile


3051 posts in 3044 days

#4 posted 09-13-2015 01:11 AM

Beautifully done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View david38's profile


3518 posts in 3085 days

#5 posted 09-13-2015 02:37 PM

beautiful wood

View BurlyBob's profile


7475 posts in 3007 days

#6 posted 09-13-2015 04:16 PM

That’s an incredible looking table.

View Jared's profile


16 posts in 2100 days

#7 posted 09-13-2015 11:05 PM

That gives me some ideas. Good looking table.

-- Jareds garage.

View WOODCEPTUAL's profile


84 posts in 2640 days

#8 posted 09-13-2015 11:11 PM

Thanks so much for the compliments y’all!! Now my family wants me to make a matching end table… guess it’s back to the lumber yard I go! ;D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

View MikeSpanky's profile


179 posts in 2105 days

#9 posted 09-14-2015 04:21 AM

That’s good work. I love contrasting wood.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics