27 December 2013 at 2:34 am #24597
Starting to plan my coffee table, I was given some 1×8 oak which I shall use for the top. My wife loves the idea of a drawer or 2 under the top. I’d still like to base it on the tenoned design similar to Paul’s, and she’d like a low shelf, so let the internet, magazine picture search and sketching begin.!!!
Ontario, Canada4 January 2014 at 3:18 pm #25205
Got the top glued and scraped ( had that wood so started there). Bought 8/4 red oak yesterday day, thickest I could get so I need to rip the legs from there, going today to get frame rails, and wifey wants a solid shelf so I will see what I can get.
Ontario, Canada4 January 2014 at 4:19 pm #25209dbornParticipant
Looking forward to see the progress of this coffee table. I’m going to pick up the lumber needed for this next week. It will be air dried lumber, so as it acclimates I hope to build a workbench..4 January 2014 at 10:58 pm #25265
8/4 oak, ripped to 2-3/8″ by HAND… 6 tip saw sharpened to Paul’s liking I think. Did not take as long as I thought, lost count of saw strokes, great workout and tried not to sweat over the oak. Where’s my Tylenol……???
Ontario, Canada4 January 2014 at 11:11 pm #25270Steve FollisParticipant
You are off to a great start Brian! Thanks for sharing.
Memphis, Tennessee4 January 2014 at 11:52 pm #25279Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Hope all the hard work pays off well done.
Dagenham, Essex, England5 January 2014 at 12:43 am #25291Greg MerrittParticipant
Well done Brian. I look forward to following your progress.
http://hillbillydaiku.com5 January 2014 at 1:37 am #25306
Thank you each for the encouragement.
Ontario, Canada9 March 2014 at 9:59 pm #28757
Well been out of touch for a whole, catching up on lost episodes and blog reads.
Coffee table has is framed with exception of drawer front side, took a couple pics with top ( rough size) in place to get the feel for what it will look like. With MOST other projects of the house and friends behind, can get back to the table. Apologies if photos Require flipping.
Ontario, Canada9 March 2014 at 11:52 pm #28774Greg MerrittParticipant
It’s coming along well Brian. Look forward to seeing it progress.
http://hillbillydaiku.com10 March 2014 at 12:43 am #28777DaveParticipant
It’s coming along nicely Brian. Do share more photos of how you put in the drawers.
-Canada5 May 2014 at 3:13 am #56762
Well it’s benne a while that I could dedicate most of a day, did a fair bit, got shelf mortises / tenons cut, shelf rails to size ( not same shelf design as Paul’s, will post pics when I can.)
Went back this evening to keep working and I ended up splitting one of the mortised side shelf supports, it is fixable, just disappointing, but hey, I learned AGAIN to NOT rush….
Ontario, Canada5 May 2014 at 3:00 pm #56773John MooreParticipant
A day of woodworking, even with a split, is still a good day. I’ve enjoyed seeing your coffee table coming together. Thanks for the update.
Lakeland, Florida USA6 May 2014 at 2:54 am #56790
Well got a couple hours tonight as well, test fitted the shelf frame and brought it upstairs to test fit the space…..(Not for long as there is an offer on our house) so I kinda feel under pressure to finish the project now before I have to pack the shop… Glad my workbench comes apart….. 😉
Ontario, Canada6 May 2014 at 3:38 am #56795SandyParticipant
Brian that is looking really nice. Keep up the good work.
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