Coffee Table

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Project by bschmitt posted 10-07-2010 07:53 PM 2146 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just finished this the other day. I saw that a few days ago someone else made the same table out of Maple. It’s based off of the Arts and Crafts coffee table plans in the July / August 2005 Fine Woodworking. I made mine out of cherry, and the boards are 3/4”, where the plan calls for 1” boards (I thought the original design looked a little heavy, and I had a bunch of 4/4 cherry in the shop). Finish is boiled linseed oil followed by three coats of Waterlox.

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#1 posted 10-07-2010 09:27 PM

This is just what I am looking for! I need to make an island in the kitchen and this would be a perfect fit! Thanks for the idea and site reference!

-- GX

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#2 posted 10-07-2010 09:29 PM

I like it too, the bottom part is very nice.

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#3 posted 10-07-2010 09:36 PM

Love the look. Great finish too.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#4 posted 10-08-2010 01:32 PM

Well done! Nice warm finis – makes you want to touch it.

-- If at first you don't succeed, save the pieces for a smaller project ~

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#5 posted 10-08-2010 04:16 PM

This does look ever so slightly “lighter” than the plan.

I really like your use of the cherry and that is a beautiful finish.

By the way welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- 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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