Walnut Sofa Table for the "Chatelins"

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Project by loupitou06 posted 01-24-2010 06:52 AM 2430 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while since I did not post but I was busy with turning Christmas gifts.
In the meanwhile I managed to squeeze another “cooperative project” with my friend Alex.

After drawing the plans on sketchup, he helped me select the wood and with all part of the construction. It was a very fun project overall.
Assembly is pretty straight forward with mortise/tenon joinery all around. The thru tenons in the aprons did not really turned as expected (sloppy) so we drove ebony tapered wedges to stiffen the assembly.
After adding the ebony accent, I could not resist the temptation and we turned the handles from ebony pen blanks.

The top was realized around one plank that had a large knot in one edge, by cutting the board around the knot and placing the two segments side by side, the arrangement is pleasing to the (my?) eye. I also need to deeply thank my friend Jerry for letting me use his wonderful drum sander, that have saved us half a day of sanding !

Alex took care of the sanding and finishing : 1 coat of shellac followed by 7 to 10 coats of varnish.

The customer is happy so I guess it did turn out not too bad.

Thanks for watching

PS : if you would be interested by the Sketchup model, please PM me.

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#1 posted 01-24-2010 07:56 AM

Very neat design ,super wood ,great build.

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 06:10 PM

Very nice design, beautifully built & finished. The woodgrain figure is mmmm… marvelous!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 01-24-2010 10:48 PM

I really like the design. Nicely done!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 01:39 AM

Awesome job, great job on the table.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 07:35 PM

Well done sofa table keep up the good work.

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

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 08:29 PM

Nice design with the curve to the legs. Looks good.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#7 posted 01-26-2010 11:27 PM

You couldn’t have found much nicer boards for the top !!This is gorgeous : ) I would be interested in the sketchup plans please : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 02-25-2010 06:12 PM

Wow, I missed this one before!

Was just looking up projects with walnut and this popped up.

Beautiful piece. I love the top!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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