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The wife was wanting some sort of table for the couch. I remembered seeing some made similar to this on LJ. Though nothing special it is my own design. I used some left over cedar and pine I had from a couple projects back for the top and front. The base is just 3/4 plywood. This couch has a flat steel bar running near the floor at the front so I had to make some short legs on the table to allow the base to strattle. It's nothing fancy but works. I applied 4 coats of Danish oil followed by wax. Thanks for looking.

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I'm pretty sure your wife likes her new couch table. I also have seen something like that before. You didn't show it, so how did you attach and support the table?
 

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Nice handy table, Mike!! I could use one like that!!
 

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That is really cool. Great job
 

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I like that.

We have a sectional in which all the parts, some relining, some not, bolt to rails at the bottom. One piece has a "console" thing with a compartment for stuff and two cupholders. I really don't like it. It doesn't hold very much. The cupholders are hard to clean. It's in the way if you want to hold hands with your wife. :0

I like this better. You could move it out of the way when you don't need it. You could build one with a compartment if you need that, cupholders if that float's your boat etc.

-Paul
 

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Thanks for the comments. I didn't add a lot of details, sorry. Top is 18×18 inches. Front is 22×14 inches. I cut some 45 degree bracing and used pocket screws on those plus pocket screwed the top and bottom to the front. I wanted to mortise and tenon this thing together but not as good at it yet and was sort of in a hurry to done. Working on an add on room making ready to build a new kitchen. You know how those honey do projects are though, best to keep 'em happy. It turned out ok I guess.

Our remodel has furniture in odd places right now so the couch having recliners has become the main seating. The table is a great addition, a place to put remotes, coffee cups, etc.

Paul - I thought about cup holders on the back side but was in too much of a hurry. Thats is something I'll think about adding though.
 

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Well done… Looks great
 

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Looks like a nice bookmatch of Ash and, is that cedar on the top? Thnx in advance
 
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