Continuous grain coffee table

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Project by Webrohm posted 04-11-2020 01:01 PM 528 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at something which turned out to be quite difficult, A mitered corner, nested coffee table. The ‘feet’ are mitered as well to minimise the ground footprint. Sorry I thought I had pictures of the build but can’t find them so included my Sketchup image. Timber is a NZ native called Rimu that has been in a river for about 80 years and then 40 years dry. Not to everyone’s taste but the ‘boss’ likes it :-)

-- Tim, New Zealand

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#1 posted 04-11-2020 06:47 PM

Well I love it. How did you joing the mitres? The continuous grain is awsome.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 04-11-2020 09:09 PM

G’day,Tim, Welcome to Lumberjocks! I love that Rimu and that is a beautiful coffee table!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 04-11-2020 09:41 PM

I jointed two 2×8s then cut 45 degree miters on the sawbench and fixed each with eight 50×8mm dominos per miter. You loose 2-3mm on the miter from the saw blade thickness, so making the grain appear continuous is hard. I wonder how others do this?

-- Tim, New Zealand

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#4 posted 04-12-2020 03:05 AM

The boss has good taste. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 04-12-2020 12:47 PM

I like this a lot. The design is beautiful in its simplicity (though not so simple to make as it looks). The Rimu wood is stunning. Congratulations and thanks for sharing, and if you have any more pictures from different angles, please share.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#6 posted 04-13-2020 01:14 AM

I’ve loaded more pictures of the finished work but regretfully cant find the ‘build’ pictures.

-- Tim, New Zealand

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#7 posted 04-13-2020 03:00 PM

Very nice! By the time I scale it up to fit my dog though, it will be kitchen islands. :)

-- Darrel

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