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This coffee table was completed before Christmas as part of first semesters school project. The design seems simple enough but there were challenges to overcome and various types of joinery. All sheet good parts were hand selected and pressed by myself. Doing projects with different contrasts of wood is one of my favourite, especially walnut and maple. Once again, the drawer boxes were constructed on the CNC dovetailer which did a great job. Lastly I purchased some oak handles from Lee Valley and sap stained them to match the walnut as walnut knobs and handles are hard to come by unless you are custom making them. The colour match I achieved was very close and convincing to most people. Enjoy the pictures and please feel free to comment or ask questions! Thanks.

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It's stunning. Hope you got a great grade!
 

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That's a beautiful project. I will continue to try to develop skills necessary to do this type of quality work.
Thanks for posting this.
 

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Very nice work Connor.
I too am a fan of contrasting woods. Wish my wife agreed…
 

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Hey Conner,first things first, welcome to LJ's and I hope your experiences here are as wonderful as they have been for me! Your coffee table looks like a solid design and I agree with your choice of wood combos. Thanks for sharing and hope to see future offerings of the same quality !
 

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Beautiful and elegant table,outstanding wood colours.
 

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Beautiful coffee table, you have done an excellent job in the making of it. Beautiful contrasting woods and nice design. Congrats on the top three.
 

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Nice design and excellent construction. Maple and walnut always make for a good contrast.
 

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Very nice job. Welcome to LJ's.
 

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Really beautiful work.

I like the chamfered edges on the top, and I like the way you combined mortise & tenon with pocket hole joinery for the leg/apron joints.
 

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Awesome work! I love maple and walnut together!
 

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Thanks so much! The finish I used was a post cat vinyl lacquer and sealer! Much more durable finish and there is no yellowing over time!
 

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Beautifully done, I love pieces made from maple and walnut, such a great combination.
 

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The maple top is veneered with a particle core. The walnut headers are attached to the core using tongue and groove joinery and the mitres on the headers have a hoffman key underneath.
 
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