scraps coffee table

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Project by dub560 posted 07-05-2010 09:06 PM 1993 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee table

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#1 posted 07-05-2010 09:17 PM

Nice coffee table.

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#2 posted 07-05-2010 09:43 PM

I don’t think it looks out of proportion, your talking about the bottom shelf right? I would notice it more if you had a glass table top oppose to a solid top. I know what you mean by leftover lumber. I have a whole storage area with odds and ends where I should sort out one of these days and put the like species together. I find myself reaching for a whole board instead of hunting for the perfect size scrap.

Nice use of left over lumber.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#3 posted 07-05-2010 10:01 PM

thanks richard… i was just concerned that it looked odd even though i had it centered

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#4 posted 07-05-2010 10:20 PM

Looks fine as is, but one idea might be to add a decorative curve to each end of the lower shelf. Maybe even repeat the curve on the top of the lower rails…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 01:46 AM

Not sure if you’ve anchored the bottom slats for the shelf yet?

If not, you might also consider spacing them out evenly to where you have a 1/2” gap, or whatever it would take, to give you even spaces, including on the ends.

Just a thought.

-- 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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#6 posted 07-06-2010 02:27 AM

I like it as it is. Just looks like it’s designed that way….

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 07-06-2010 02:29 AM

thanks jonathan but i dowelled them in already and then glued them up because i figured that i might as well glue everything up at the sametime you know. by the way should i be concerned with wood movement at this level?

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#8 posted 07-06-2010 10:55 AM

Nice table I think it looks good and it seems to flow to me. I think you pulled it off.

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

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