Sofa table

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Project by Tore posted 02-28-2013 07:58 AM 1148 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a christmas gift for my brother and his wife. It’s made from pine, and took quite a bit of glueups. The table top is made of 36 pieces of 23×55x1200mm. Originally I was thinking of mounting the legs underneath, but I decided to fit them in “notches” I cut out with a handsaw in each corner of the table top, level with the table top. This takes some serious precision if you want to get a good result, and considering I had never tried this before, I am really pleased about how it turned out. Finish is one coat oil based black paint, wiped off right after application to get a semi-transluscent look. After it had dried, it was slightly sanded with 400 grit sand paper to get that smooth surface.

It was a real challenge pulling this project off in my tiny shop. The shelf underneath the table was impossible to mount inside the shop, so I had to clear my livingroom and bring the table in the house to get enough elbow room to do the last fitting and mounting.

Leave a comment if you like this! (By the way, this is my second attempt at building a table, first one was a new kitchen table for ourselves that I made out of blue pine).

-- Tore

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 10:42 AM

The table looks great! What a nice gift!

-- "The things you take for granted...someone else is praying for..."

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 02:39 PM

Well done. I like the design, and the paint job is classy.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 05:03 PM

You should be proud of yourself making a beautiful table. Looks sturdy and like the color. Well done!

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#4 posted 03-01-2013 07:55 PM

Looks great, and excellent gift. I had a similar experience when I decided mid-project to attach a bottom shelf that was “notched” into the legs. Definitely calls for precision! I think that turned out quite nicely for you.

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#5 posted 08-07-2013 10:04 AM

Nice looking table.Very well done.A sofa table is a great addition to a room that already has many of the other traditional furniture pieces that you would expect in a house.Sofa tables are available in any style to suit your home. Before you choose a table, consider how much of a focal point you want the table to make in your room.

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