Shaker Style Coffee Table with Blanket Storage

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Project by KevBotWorkshop posted 04-03-2019 03:49 AM 1895 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have a look at this Shaker Style Coffee Table with Storage that I recently built in my latest build video. In my 2 part series I show the steps of creating the top with segmented center and bread board ends as well as building the carcass and a drawer big enough to hold all my blankets.

This project has been in the works, design-wise, for quite some time. Though it is a simple design and not original, I wanted to create something for my needs but still have that elegant look and craftsmanship that I desire. The segmented center (Walnut, Maple, and Padauk) was put there as an accent to give the table a pop of color and by its definition an accent or eye drawing feature. The breadboard ends were a happy accent to fix cupping that occurred. The joinery method for the rails is a combination of mortise and tenons as well as dowel joinery. The majority of the table was made from rough sawn 8/4 Walnut, surfaced in my shop. The shelf and center panels are from 1/4” and 3/4” walnut plywood. The table measures in at 44” x 28” x 18”

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Be sure to check out the videos here.
Part 1
Part 2

-- Kevin Johnson, Chicago IL, Instagram - @KevBotWorkshop

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#1 posted 04-03-2019 01:02 PM

Very nice work! That was a great recovery on the cupped top. You ended up with a much better design and a table that can handle seasonal changes well. Great Job!!

Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 04-03-2019 01:05 PM

Very nice work. I like the functional design and style. Very useful.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 04-03-2019 02:55 PM

that came out real nice,i like your design on the top,also great job on the handles and bread boards.beautiful table.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 04-05-2019 07:01 AM

I like that classic design. Stripes on top are the top!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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