Coffee Table--2008--My First Commission!

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This table was my first commission, and my brother helped me out with it. As you can see, the workspace was my kitchen! Here is a little slide show of the process:

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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#1 posted 12-28-2009 12:20 AM

Congratulations! Your first commission is a clear winner. Keep chargin!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 01:01 AM

very nice..great job

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 03:26 AM

naomi weiss,
Very nicely done! I really like the edge treatment on the top. Is it all mortise and tenon construction? Did you enlist your brothers aid before or after the arm brace?-LOL I know hand chopping those mortises is no real fun, if there are a lot of ‘em to do! Congratulations again on a very nicely done table. Have a most joyous New Year.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 03:31 AM

Nice work!

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#5 posted 12-28-2009 03:49 AM

Super table well done.


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#6 posted 12-28-2009 04:57 AM

Very nice. The lines are clean and it looks really good.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 01-01-2010 09:04 PM

I like it! – what is the wood? – pine? How did the commision come about?


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 04:32 PM

nice clean honest form. interesting, a piece like that I would have expected out of oak, but in what looks like some sort of softwood, it looks much warmer.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#9 posted 02-02-2010 04:35 PM

Looks nice.

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#10 posted 07-18-2012 01:08 AM

That is a great looking table!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 07-18-2012 01:15 AM

Congrats on getting your first commission. The table looks great.

I sold my first project only a couple months ago and am working on a restoration currently.
I hope you sell many more pieces in the future. I hope to get more new construction spoken for
in my area also.

All the best and keep doing that great work.

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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