Live edge coffee table

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Project by whope posted 12-24-2018 06:48 PM 930 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had purchased the live edge slab about 3 years ago. At the time, I was thinking of using it for a sofa table. I could never think of what I wanted for a base. Late summer, I decided to make a coffee table instead and the base idea came easily. Could also be a bench. It’s far from perfect and I learned a lot and would do a couple things differently if I do something similar.

I used a water-based clear finish. I’m not happy with that part and may put on an oil-based finish when I can do it in the shop instead of it the house.

Other than that, I’m happy with it.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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#1 posted 12-24-2018 09:12 PM

Very nicely designed table!!

cheers, Jim

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#2 posted 12-24-2018 09:22 PM

I’d be damned proud of it.

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#3 posted 12-25-2018 02:05 AM

Looks great. You made some nice choices on it.

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#4 posted 12-25-2018 02:54 AM

If you’re interested in what the slab looked like to start with, you can find photos here

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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#5 posted 12-25-2018 04:25 PM

Yes this is a great table. Keep making stuff and have fun… I am never happy with my finishes. I think I am not really good at that part of wood working yet. They are acceptable but not glorious.

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