Coffee table start, with drawer

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  • #24597
    BrianJ
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    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, Canada

    #25205
    BrianJ
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    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, Canada

    #25209
    dborn
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    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..

    #25265
    BrianJ
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    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, Canada

    #25270
    Steve Follis
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    You are off to a great start Brian! Thanks for sharing.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #25279
    Mark Armstrong
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    Hope all the hard work pays off well done.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #25291
    Greg Merritt
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    Well done Brian. I look forward to following your progress.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #25306
    BrianJ
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    Thank you each for the encouragement.

    Ontario, Canada

    #28757
    BrianJ
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    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, Canada

    #28774
    Greg Merritt
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    It’s coming along well Brian. Look forward to seeing it progress.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #28777
    Dave
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    It’s coming along nicely Brian. Do share more photos of how you put in the drawers.

    -Canada

    #56762
    BrianJ
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    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, Canada

    #56773
    John Moore
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    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 USA

    #56790
    BrianJ
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    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, Canada

    #56795
    Sandy
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    Brian that is looking really nice. Keep up the good work.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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