Coffee table

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Project by Gregg M. posted 03-02-2019 05:10 PM 388 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee table made from poplar and white oak. The table top is made of 1.25” white oak and has pinned mortise and tenon breadboard ends. The base is made with 1” poplar. The legs are 3” square. The top is attached using blocks with glued in tenons that fit into a mortise in the apron. The base’s finish is SW satin beige paint. The table top is finished using vinegar/steel wool solution to darken followed by a white wash with watered down flat white paint. The piece is top coated with General Finishes High Performance Flat.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#1 posted 03-02-2019 09:00 PM

Nice looking coffee table.

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#2 posted 03-03-2019 02:28 AM

Great looking table. I like what you did with the tapered legs.

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#3 posted 03-03-2019 09:32 PM

very nice.kinda farmhouse style ? .do u use glue in top or ends ?

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#4 posted 03-04-2019 02:42 AM

Nice looking table, Gregg….................Jim

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#5 posted 03-04-2019 09:26 PM

very nice.kinda farmhouse style ? .do u use glue in top or ends ?

- voodverker62

The table top is glued up with loose tenons. The breadboard ends are not glued. They are mortise and tenon with offset pins (dowels ) to draw them tight.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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