Coffee Table: Episode 15

Paul shows how to finish the table with a combination of shellac and water-based finish. This project has shown many transferable techniques and methods which could be used on a wide range of furniture.

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Coffee Table: Episode 14

In this episode Paul shows how to prepare the table top for finish. He also shows how to make the turn buttons that will allow the table top to be attached while still allowing the wood to expand and contract freely.

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Coffee Table: Episode 13

This is an extra-long episode where Paul shows how to glue up the final assembly. Be prepared to work quickly an do a rehearsal ahead of time. Also, be sure to label everything very clearly. You’ll see why…

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Coffee Table: Episode 12

In this episode Paul shows how to glue up, or laminate, narrower boards to make up the top. This video will actually be helpful as a reference video for gluing up flat boards to make a wider surface, regardless of the project.

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Coffee Table: Episode 11

In this episode Paul shows how to make the stub tenons for the shelf. This episode concludes the mortise and tenons for this project. Next episode we will start on preparing the table top.

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Coffee Table: Episode 10

In this section Paul shows the joinery for the magazine shelf under the table. He then shows some alternative decorations for the ends of the tenon. This gives you a few different options for dressing up this feature of the table.

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Coffee Table: Episode 9

In this episode Paul shows how to lay out the joinery for the magazine shelf. This requires that the main frame of the table be clamped into it’s final position so that the measurements can be taken precisely.

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Coffee Table: Episode 8

In this episode Paul shows how to create small pocket mortises which will later be used to attach the table top. He also shows how to prepare each of the pieces and test the assembly so that you can layout the joinery for the magazine shelf.

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Coffee Table: Episode 7

In this episode you will be shown how to make a template for the shape of the aprons. Paul shows how to cut the shape of the apron in two ways. One, using a brace and bit and the stop cut method and two, using a coping saw and the stop cut method.

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Coffee Table: Episode 6

More mortise and tenon! This project was designed so that you could achieve full mastery of the different kinds of mortise and tenon joint. This episode covers the through tenon. Paul shows how to carefully fit it and also how to round over the protruding tenon.

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