Oak and mahogany (split top - live edge) coffee table - part 2

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Project by Atelierwoodworks posted 06-11-2020 11:52 AM 1007 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Oak and mahogany split-top coffee/lounge table inspired by an article in Fine Woodworking magazine. I had a lovely slab of oak sitting in the garage for about a year and some recuperated mahogany froma neighbours stairs after renovations.
I didn’t draw a plan as the width of the live edge varies from end to end. I cut the board in two, took off 3” from the edge for the stretchers. The legs are cut from a piece of “faux” oak sleepers. I made templates to define the width and angles for the stretchers.
I learned a lot from this project and practiced joinery I had never done before. I was over eager with the router table to cut the mortises, I had to glue in dowels to correct the length and cut again with chisels. I filled cracks and knots with epoxy resin and added splines to the ends to prevent further splitting.
Simple oil rub finish .

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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#1 posted 06-11-2020 12:41 PM

Lovely, unique table. Well done.

-- Ron, Montana

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#2 posted 06-11-2020 01:30 PM

Very attractive piece. Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 06-11-2020 01:32 PM

Wow. This is great. I like all the joinery and the contrasting wood. What really appeals to me is the shape you gave the legs.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 06-11-2020 02:06 PM


-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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#5 posted 06-11-2020 05:16 PM

This is beautiful! You have some serious skills too. Congratulations on a great work!

-- Petey

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