Raw Edge Table

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Project by TechTeacher04 posted 03-18-2014 01:55 PM 1854 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coffee table a client requested. I applied no finish at the request of the client. The legs were resawn from 8×8 oak posts that were off cuts from a previous build.

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#1 posted 03-18-2014 04:47 PM

I like it. Are the tops of the legs attached by any other means, or do you feel the kreg screws via the apron are solid enough?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 05:04 PM

Due to the moisture content of the top, I was relying on the shear strength of the screws for strength in anticipation of drastic wood movement. I completed that piece 4 or 5 years ago, prior to the purchase of most of my current tools. If I had time to allow the top to dry more thoroughly, I probably would have made through tenons for some added strength and visual effect. At that time I was working in my unheated garage with a salamander heater pointed at me.

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#3 posted 03-19-2014 04:56 AM

Cool table, what wood is the top?

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

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#4 posted 03-19-2014 11:48 AM

Also Oak, supplied to me by the client. He did not have the tools to do the work. He finished it, or at least that is what he told me.

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 11:50 AM

wow, looks great, I always love live edge projects. Great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 03-21-2014 07:06 AM

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 04-16-2014 07:19 PM

IMHO, for legs this size and the weight I’d use rather tenon and mortise joints instead of the Craig screws.

-- A great woodworker is one who can make a masterpiece in someone else’s shop using someone else’s tools.

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