Coffee Table

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Project by TZH posted 12-23-2013 03:49 AM 1792 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a lot of fun with this one. Couldn’t decide which slab to use to complement the “elephant head” base I did a long time ago. Decided on a walnut slab, and now am giving it to our son for Christmas. Turned out a whole lot better than I thought it would.

Thanks for looking.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#1 posted 12-23-2013 03:59 AM

thats a real beauty, you did well, looks like good support under there, well that if the elephant dont sit on it…lol, if your son dont like it, ill give ya my shipping address…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 12-23-2013 04:10 AM

Unique and beautiful.

-- Dave K.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 05:28 AM

Great job. Beautiful piece.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-23-2013 09:13 AM

Very nice and I like how you fastened the top to the base. You did a great job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 12-23-2013 12:37 PM

WOW!!! That is an excellent coffee table. The table top and base are awesome, beautiful wood and finish.
Awesome job and thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 12-23-2013 03:22 PM

nice table

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#7 posted 12-23-2013 03:25 PM

very nice,

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#8 posted 12-23-2013 03:43 PM

Another one to be proud of. Love the top attachment. Clean looking, solid, stable. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#9 posted 12-23-2013 04:03 PM

super looking coffee table. Both the top and the base are so nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 12-23-2013 11:17 PM

beautiful table!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 12-24-2013 01:31 AM

That slab top is very nice but that base is “one of a kind” spectacular!

Super job!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 12-24-2013 07:22 AM

I’ve never liked the way I have mounted slabs on these bases.
This looks like it would hold up well.
That’s a great looking top piece…......................

-- mike...............

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#13 posted 12-24-2013 03:06 PM

Thanks, everyone, for your kind words. They mean a lot!

Since a couple of you have also commented on the mounting method I used, I will say that it works like nothing I’ve ever seen on similar projects. Mike (redryder), I, too, never liked the way so many tops were mounted. The beauty of this method is you can use as many runners as your piece will accommodate for strength and stability. Home Depot has these shelf brackets and they’re pretty inexpensive all things considered. They also have heavier duty channel brackets in another section of the store (can’t remember which one), but I’ve found I like these because of all the slots (for adjustment purposes). Routing the slot for the bracket is pretty easy, too (guides and depth settings is all to consider). The only other consideration is the thickness of the slab so your mounting screws don’t come through the top. I usually keep my slabs at two and a half to three inch thickness in order to help keep me conscious of that.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all, and to all a wonderful woodworking year ahead!!!!!!!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#14 posted 12-24-2013 03:14 PM

It’s a very nice piece and I love the wood. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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