Tasmanian Oak Mini Hall/Coffee table

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Project by Paul Jenkins posted 03-19-2016 10:25 PM 1438 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The endless journey of furniture-for-family continues! Just when I thought I had cleared out all the requested furniture, mum decided “just one more!”.

This time around, the only material needed was for two legs, all the rest was from offcuts of previous projects for her (~10 or so). The purchased timber was actually slightly cheaper than the three baskets. First time using my new jointer too, which is lovely not having to buy dressed timber.

Build video for those interested

Solid tas oak/vic ash (same thing, different marketing names) except for the two side panels which are veneered MDF. The top had a janky looking knot/bark inclusion, but after filling it with epoxy is probably my favourite part of it now.

Previous entries in the ‘Diane Collection’ include

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#1 posted 03-20-2016 12:40 AM

Nice cabinet! I like the basket idea Very good proportions.

-- AJ

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#2 posted 03-20-2016 12:52 AM

very nice job my friend,great use of the baskets.hey as long its just one more,now your free to do what you want right?maybe?probaly not!great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 03-20-2016 01:30 AM

@AJ1104 Thanks – I was surprised with the first halltable how well the contrast of tones between the timber & baskets worked.

@pottz ah thats the dream anyway ;) Wife has a big long list of things she wants that come first, then one day I might get to my projects ;)

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#4 posted 03-20-2016 01:08 PM

nice work

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