Mission-style sofa-back table

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Project by ChrisMc45 posted 03-02-2014 11:23 PM 1909 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 2nd Mission or Arts and Crafts project I made for the Newlywed home, mostly sourced in Texas but finished in New Mexico. I made this at the same time as the coffee table, but did a better (IMO) selection of rey-flecked wood on the top. Same book (I wish I had copied the TITLE PAGE as well as the plans, dangit) as the coffee table, and same “slotted mortises” style for the rails.

Someday I will get to full-on serious mortice-and-tennon, but for now I used biscuits again. My first big mortises on the big bench were such a pain to trim to fit that I want to do more in practice before counting on the ability for a real furniture project.

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 12:12 AM

that’s nice. Seriously…in my best Canadian understatement….that’s nice.

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 12:31 AM

Chris, it looks like you did a great job with it. I used to do true M&T joinery, but have converted to floating (or loose) tenons and like them much better. FWIW

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 12:35 AM

Nicely done table

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 12:40 AM


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#5 posted 03-03-2014 04:26 AM

Very nice table.

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 02:20 PM

Very pretty. Did you use biscuits to attach the top?

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 02:46 PM

Very nice sofa back table…great job.
Thanks for sharing.

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