Greene & Greene Inspired Sofa Table

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Project by handplane posted 11-03-2007 07:45 PM 2334 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this sofa table as a Christmas present for my mother. It is made of quartersawn white oak and finished with a tung oil wiping varnish. The overall appearance was originally inspired by a Greene & Greene style park bench I found in a book and simply redesigned into a table.

I had just bought a Powermatic 701 mortiser so this table is done entirely with mortise and tenon joinery. I cut the tenons using a bandsaw and size them to fit with a shoulder plane.

It was also my first ever attempt at doing breadboard ends on a table top.

The glue up used every clamp I had, proving you can never have too many!

-- - Scott "handplane"

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 11-03-2007 08:09 PM

nice job … nice grain balance and selection

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 11-03-2007 08:14 PM

This rocks! Welcome to Lumberjocks. If you had come aboard a few months back during the Thorsten table challenge who knows what would have happened. You’re gonna like it here.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#3 posted 11-03-2007 11:12 PM

Wow this is a beautiful table. Nice job on the cloud lifts.

-- bryano

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#4 posted 11-04-2007 12:10 AM

Very beautiful work! Gorgeous piece.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 11-04-2007 02:45 AM

Very nice design. The finish came out very well too.

-- All donations should be made out to me and in the form of wood or tools ~Chris

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#6 posted 11-04-2007 11:04 PM

Very’s the details that stand out on a piece like that..and great wood selection and finish. Well done


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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 11-05-2007 06:11 AM

This is such a great table! I just love it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 11-05-2007 06:14 AM

A nice table. If you want the plans for the Thorsen table Challenge we had send me a message at my e-mail and give me your real e-mail address so I can forward it to you.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 11-05-2007 06:22 AM

Great table, gota love that quarter sawn white oak.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 11-05-2007 11:55 PM

Oh yeahhh!

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#11 posted 11-06-2007 04:52 AM

Lotsa fleck there! nice job selecting the leg faces and the arranging the boards for the top…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 07-26-2008 09:05 PM

this is a beautiful table

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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