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Walnut, Hickory, and Steel Coffee Table

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Project by Fenns posted 04-27-2020 02:19 PM 898 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this coffee table almost 3 years ago and then we moved about 1000 miles away and I had no shop area to work in. Then we had a baby and bought a new house. Finally I got my shop back and upgraded some tools and was able to finish this piece. The 3 solid boxes are walnut with continuous grain where I could make it happen and the 4th box is hickory on top that I filled a bunch of voids with epoxy and then the ends are walnut. The base I made out of 2×4 steel tubing to give it a more modern type feel to match the design.

Overall my wife is extremely happy with it and I am just happy it is out of my shop so I can start a new project!





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 04-27-2020 03:48 PM

Sweet coffee table!
Nice contrast with the hickory and walnut. I like the modern design.
Congrats on the shop and new tools.
Jon

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pottz

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#2 posted 04-27-2020 04:37 PM

beautiful table i love that design,the wood combo is gorgeous.

-- 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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woodchuckerNJ

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#3 posted 04-27-2020 04:53 PM

what happens when something falls between the boxes?
I thought that was huge until seeing it in front of the sofa.
Looks nice, just wondering about things that fall between?

-- Jeff NJ

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Fenns

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#4 posted 04-27-2020 05:19 PM



what happens when something falls between the boxes?
I thought that was huge until seeing it in front of the sofa.
Looks nice, just wondering about things that fall between?

- woodchuckerNJ

The boxes are mounted on “feet” that are attached to a piece of plywood that is inset into the steel frame flush with the top. Everything is open both between the boxes and between the boxes and the base so if something fell down in there, you could push it out with a hard stick or something long like that. The gaps are about 1/2 inch. It is a rather large coffee table as it is almost 44” x 54” and I would guess weighs somewhere around 200 lbs.

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moke

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#5 posted 04-27-2020 06:49 PM

That is a beautiful table! Creative design, and well executed!

-- Mike

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#6 posted 04-28-2020 12:42 AM

Beautiful. The continuous grain on the walnut makes it look like huge beams.

-- Darrel

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swirt

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#7 posted 04-28-2020 02:57 AM

Unique design and pretty awesome looking.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Peteybadboy

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#8 posted 04-28-2020 02:52 PM

Wow that is a great design! Work of art. Well done!

-- Petey

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BurlyBob

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#9 posted 04-28-2020 03:47 PM

That’s truly amazing.

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Fenns

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#10 posted 04-28-2020 05:52 PM

Thanks everybody. Every once in a while I am able to hit a homerun in my wife’s eyes. Haha

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