2 Different Soffa-tables

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Project by Todd Swartwood posted 09-14-2013 04:37 PM 1802 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I received a request for a quote on a Sofa-table for a lady in Florida.
I emailed her 3 photos of different Sofa-tables to pick from. I received an email back very quickly with the picture of the one she wanted. I gave her a quote for the table made with Cherry and she accepted it within a couple days. I received a deposit for the table and put it in my line up of jobs to do.about 6 weeks latter I began the table and was finished latter that week. The table was built with mortice and tenon Joints, and received 2 coats of vinyl sanding sealer sanding after each coat, and 3 coats of Post-catalyzed lacquer, sanding after the 1st coat only.
I boxed the table up and shipped the table within a few days. In less than a week I received a call in the middle of the day, this women was beside her self. I asked if the table had been damaged in shipping,she replied no the table was perfect and beautiful. I asked then what is wrong, she replied It is not the one I picked. My heart sunk I was already behind schedule, from nothing more than over scheduling for myself. Well we made arrangements to get that table back and the 2nd table back to her in about 2 1/2 weeks.
The next call I received from her was delightful, however I not only had an extra Sofa table to sell but was another week and a half further behind. By about February the next year I was finally back on schedule.

Thanks for looking,

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#1 posted 09-14-2013 04:57 PM

Both look superb and would grace any room, I’m certain. I hope you eventually sold the extra one!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

#2 posted 09-15-2013 03:30 AM

Todd,very interesting design.Thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 09-15-2013 02:15 PM

I’ve been using the terms “classy”, “clean” and “timeless” this morning on a number of projects that have been posted and yours deserves those adjectives as well. A beautiful piece that will catch the eye when entering a room. Well done.

-- Ron, Montana

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#4 posted 09-18-2013 06:05 PM

Both tables look great. Like the elegant design especially the great joints. Beautiful finish as well. Great job!

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