Sofa Table

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Project by John posted 02-02-2011 04:18 PM 1441 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sofa table I did for my wife. The legs and base were made from old fence posts. The lumber I used for the top was from from some wood I found in a vacant lot. I love the spalting and the worm (some kind of bug) holes in the wood. As I said before I try to use no metal but I did end up using figure eights to attach the top.

I had fun with this because I finished it using some antique hand tools to try to make it look old. I used teak oil on the top and mixed some clear stain with a little paint added to get the color I wanted for the base.

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#1 posted 02-02-2011 04:51 PM

Very nice, looks great!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 02-02-2011 04:55 PM

This is beautiful!! My wife, who isn’t a devoted lumberjock, took a strong liking to this table and requested that I make her one for her birthday. How did you plane the boards?

-- Derek

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#3 posted 02-02-2011 05:17 PM

Really nice job, John. I wish I’d find some tossed wood like that! Skip

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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#4 posted 02-02-2011 06:51 PM

That is very nice! I love the use of color on the base – is it paint or stain? Thank you for showing a pic of the breadboard ends (two words?). I’m just learning about woodworking, and I’ve seen the capped ends like this, but I didn’t know how or why they were done. Does this mean you don’t have to glue the table top boards together? I don’t suppose I could get you to post a pic of the figure eights, too? Pretty please? lol I’m trying to decide if figure eights would be appropiate for a future – ok, my first – project.

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#5 posted 02-02-2011 06:54 PM

Nice looking table, John.

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