Coffee Table

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Project by MikeeLikesIt posted 12-08-2009 06:54 PM 1826 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A nice heavy coffee table made of Zebrawood and Imbuia. After sanding it smooth I applied several coats of high quality marine wax.

-- Mikee Likes It

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 06:58 PM

WoW…...nice table…......and you sure have a bigger shop than mine

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 07:01 PM

beautiful table ,

very appealing !

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 07:19 PM

great work! I really like the way the wood contrasts. Excellent choices. Yeah I’m stopping by and taking over that shop. hahaha. Question: When you did the breadboard ends, how did you attach them? I’ve heard several ways but would like to know yours. Thanks!

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 08:20 PM

The breadboard ends and sides are solid 2” sticks of Imbuia. The sides were attached first with biscuits and then the ends were cut straight off using the panel saw. The breadboard ends were then again attached using 4 biscuits each, although I’m always concerned about expansion and contraction across the grain when applying wood to the ends this way. I hope that in keeping the table top well sealed that it will reduce it’s breath. I was also thinking of using recessed wood screws and plugs but decided otherwise. Time will tell…

-- Mikee Likes It

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#5 posted 12-08-2009 09:00 PM

Looks great. Thanks for the info!

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 09:10 PM

Nice coffee table!

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#7 posted 12-08-2009 09:17 PM

Great use of lumber!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 12-08-2009 09:25 PM

Well done coffee table keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#9 posted 12-08-2009 10:06 PM

That is awesome.

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#10 posted 12-08-2009 10:08 PM

Your Table is Perfect. A+

-- Patrick - DCFB

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#11 posted 12-09-2009 01:04 AM

Looks great! The different wood types produce an excellent contrast.

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#12 posted 12-09-2009 02:48 AM

Nice looking table.

-- Gary, Florida

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#13 posted 12-09-2009 03:52 PM

I like the way that you split the boards and then retained the grain pattern after adding the Zebrawood : )
Beautiful table over all . What are the dimensions ? Is that your own shop you’re in ?
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#14 posted 12-09-2009 05:24 PM

Great looking project! I don’t think your shop looks big enough! (jealous)

-- James -

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#15 posted 12-10-2009 06:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful, you have done a wonderful job. I showed this to my Wife and now guess what she wants….

-- Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity….

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