Coffee tabe and end tables

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Project by BrianGT posted 07-30-2013 11:56 PM 3490 views 15 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A coffee table and matching end tables I made for our new living room furniture. We were looking for new ones when we purchased the furniture but as any woodworker can attest, I couldn’t spend money on the garbage the had for sale.
The base and frame is made from walnut and the tops are made from a silver birch log that I cut into lumber with an Alaskan saw mill. There are a couple bowtie keys on one end as there was a crack that I needed to address.
The finish is tung oil.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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#1 posted 07-31-2013 12:37 AM

Very cool group of tables.


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#2 posted 07-31-2013 03:26 AM

Very nice tables Brian, another well made project…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 07-31-2013 03:57 AM

Real nice! The combination of wood works well.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#4 posted 07-31-2013 05:51 AM

well done! very unique.

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#5 posted 07-31-2013 08:37 AM

Great tables…. I like the legs and seems a little there is a hint of Greene and Greene…..

Great work…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 12:40 PM

Great job-very creative!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 07-31-2013 01:21 PM

nice work- I especially like the bowtie keys.

how many coats of tung oil did you use? I can never get the shine that you achieved when I use that stuff, and it always feels “damp” when i’m done, like its not cured yet.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 07-31-2013 02:41 PM

Very nice work, I like the light and airy design. The wood selection and contrasts are awesome.

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#9 posted 07-31-2013 02:50 PM

It’s nice clean work, Brian, and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 07-31-2013 04:01 PM

Wow good job, I love how well the birch and walnut go together. Definitely cant buy this quality at your average furniture store.

-- To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women

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#11 posted 07-31-2013 04:37 PM

Nice top finish, I like overal design

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 07-31-2013 09:30 PM

One of the most fascinating projects I have ever seen. Very fine craftsmanship!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 08-01-2013 10:24 PM

Gorgeous! Fantastic work!

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#14 posted 08-08-2013 01:47 PM

very nice. i am making magazine rack an table out of the same stuff what did you use to get such a shine

-- jrm123

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