Coffee table

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Project by Kcmwoodworks posted 02-15-2020 06:36 PM 686 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It all started with a coffee table and I wanted to try something with a simple inlay. It was my first time using a veneered plywood Cherry with solid cherry frame and walnut legs, rails and inlay. I wanted something subtle as far as contrast and time proved well for the concept as the cherry browned and walnut lighted up.
The design was taken from a table that we had seen with a similar top but the structure was a powder coated steel. I learned a lot in this build and I gave me a better understanding of how to build the rest of the lot.
Last three pics are close ups of the Sofa table posted earlier.
Thanks for looking!

-- KCM. “When you know you’re an expert, its time to be careful”. My Dad!

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#1 posted 02-16-2020 12:13 AM

I like this table too!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#2 posted 02-16-2020 02:53 AM

Yah I like the lightness of this table.

I like the photos you added from the other table. Keep in mind you can add them to the page for that table by clicking the red “edit” link on the upper right corner of that page. or try

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#3 posted 02-16-2020 11:59 AM

That is a great design. You do really good work.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 02-16-2020 09:41 PM

Great job, great craftsmanship! I like it a lot.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#5 posted 02-23-2020 04:37 PM

Some exceptional work here! I am curious about how you did the veneer in the top. Did you lay down the individual pieces one at a time or make the full top separately and lay it down as single piece?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 02-24-2020 02:48 AM

Nathan, I purchased 3/4” cherry veneered plywood cut in the recesses for the walnut inlays and then built the solid cherry frame around it. I’ve never worked with veneers and really wasn’t sure how to pull this off. It worked out but I wouldn’t do it that way had I known better. I appreciate the comments.

-- KCM. “When you know you’re an expert, its time to be careful”. My Dad!

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