Coffee table

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Project by rafaelstudio33 posted 04-21-2010 01:05 PM 2505 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to build a coffee table for the livingroom, i thought it wiill be a simple job…....what a mistake.
Took me more than a week of hard work.
My first mortise and tennon, made by hand…......with 3$ chisels.
This is actualy the 3rd table i build, other three i almost broked down of anger.
They refused to came up straight at all angles.

-- Rafaelstudio33

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#1 posted 04-21-2010 02:06 PM

Looks good! Knotts in wood look good

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 02:36 PM

I know that feeling man!
Turned out very nice!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 03:27 PM

Good job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 04-21-2010 07:34 PM

Looks good..

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#5 posted 04-21-2010 07:40 PM

dude are you kidding me? a week of hard work? that’s laughable!!! that table looks friggin sweet, and Ive been working for many weeks now on a chest that’s not nearly finished. a week is nothing at all. overall Ive estimated that projects take anywhere from 2-5 times the length of time i think they’ll take, depending on complexity. so even easy stuff takes twice as long!

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#6 posted 04-23-2010 11:30 PM

Turned out really nice. Have to agree with Aaron on the time. Projects always take longer then planned, I am sure you are glad you kept at it as the end result looks good and I am sure will last a long time.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 08:14 PM

i just came across this again and noticed the joinery holding the top on – very interesting. i like it as a way to join the top to legs without using an apron. did you accommodate for seasonal wood movement?

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#8 posted 05-15-2011 03:50 AM

Nice job. Love the breadboard ends & mortise and tennons!

-- Monkeyshines

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#9 posted 06-29-2011 06:42 PM

Very nice, I dig it.

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#10 posted 11-10-2011 09:26 PM

You are a fast learner, I see a good progression in your work keep it going …

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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