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Project by DreganTepis posted 07-02-2019 02:15 PM 1129 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally done! New coffee table for our living room. I kept the sapwood on the outside edges of the top boards, and only cut it off of the middle section. I did this so I wasn’t wasting as much wood, and to give it a solid slab appearance. All edges are cut to the same 14 degree bevel though… I just can’t talk myself into live-edge!

Skirts and legs have a curve with 5/8” difference between center of the part and the ends. For the skirts, I then used a 5/8” round-over on the outside edge. I then drew a straight line from where the round-over finished in the middle out to either end, and used that as a guide to extend the round-over at the ends into a compound curve. I did this using files and rasps. The end result is that the flat portion of the skirts remain a constant width over the straight length, and the edge gets more oval to make up the distance of the curve.

It also includes my best M&Ts ever, and none will ever be seen! Its time to try a through-tenon project!

Now to get rid of the old coffee table and start the end tables. :)

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 07-02-2019 02:35 PM

Excellent joinery on a fine coffee table. congrats!

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#2 posted 07-02-2019 03:38 PM

beautiful table and I applaud your joinery expertise

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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DreganTepis

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#3 posted 07-02-2019 04:41 PM


beautiful table and I applaud your joinery expertise

- recycle1943

Thank you! But I’m not sure ‘expertise’ is the right word… more like ‘surprise’! This is the first time I didn’t have to figure out how to fix/hide/incorporate something I messed up.

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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#4 posted 07-03-2019 12:22 AM

Very nice!


It also includes my best M&Ts ever, and none will ever be seen! Its time to try a through-tenon project!
- DreganTepis

Ain’t it the truth. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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MelBrandle

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#5 posted 07-05-2019 04:50 AM

Keep us updated with those side tables! I too am very impressed by your skill with joinery and can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with the rest of the set! I’m assuming that you’re going to make them look similar so that you can use them as a matching collection?

-- Mel Brandle, https://www.supereasystorage.com.au/locations/adelaide/

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#6 posted 07-07-2019 12:43 AM

Love the legs and the grain on top will be talked about many times

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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DreganTepis

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#7 posted 07-08-2019 03:04 PM



Keep us updated with those side tables! I too am very impressed by your skill with joinery and can t wait to see what you re going to do with the rest of the set! I m assuming that you re going to make them look similar so that you can use them as a matching collection?

- MelBrandle

Thank you sir! It will be a matching set when completed, but I’m trying to incorporate a cantilevered design into the side tables. I’m working on the plans now. As soon as I can get the drawing where both the wife and I like it I’ll get started!

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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