derekcohen

Coffee table for my nephew

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 I am impressed with the workmanship.  Wonderful piece.  I like it.

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That's a lovely table, Derek! Did you consider the option of having the drawer pull out both ways? I've seen magnets used in the center to 'soft lock' the drawer when closed.

Thanks for sharing the constuction details. Tons of useful tidbits for those of us paying attention!

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1 hour ago, wtnhighlander said:

That's a lovely table, Derek! Did you consider the option of having the drawer pull out both ways? I've seen magnets used in the center to 'soft lock' the drawer when closed.

Thanks for sharing the constuction details. Tons of useful tidbits for those of us paying attention!

That was my plan at the start of the build. In the end I thought it would be impractical, and have ended with a drawer from one side, and a panel (same as the drawer front) on the other side.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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Derek, fantastic craftsmanship and beautiful wood!  Your last post, second pic, far right. There is a check in the board in your layout. Did you use it anyway and how did you treat it? 

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I hope your nephew appreciates what he’s getting here. Last year I made a coffee table for a friend and he actually selected the very same table design, but after pondering it, I politely declined that design as I just wasn’t confident I could pull it off. I really appreciate seeing your approach to the challenges here.

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Thanks for sharing this project, really enjoyed it and an excellent result! Beautiful grain and figure in that wood also, looking forward to seeing another one of your projects.

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Like the piece is amazing but the finishing touches on the drawer take this from amazing to one step above that. I think the designer of the coffee table you used for inspiration would be jealous.

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I show NY, NY to LA,CA at 2,700 odd miles and Perth to Sydney at about 2,400 miles. That is hair splitting. On par with for sure. Knowing only a little of Australia, I’d say it is a lot more desert to cross by percentage. Any concern there?

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This is the first time I had a professor that lived so far away. Derek, as usual, you knocked it out of the park.  Beautifully done.

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On 1/14/2019 at 8:14 AM, Chestnut said:

Like the piece is amazing but the finishing touches on the drawer take this from amazing to one step above that. I think the designer of the coffee table you used for inspiration would be jealous.

I agree. I think the construction and finish on this piece exceeds that of the piece which served as inspiration. This would be at home in a FWW magazine spread. 

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Wow.  The table turned out great.  Love the drawers - face and joinery.  I like it.

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Although I personally don’t care for the design, the execution couldn’t have been more perfect. Beautiful piece for their home. 

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Incredible piece.  I love the look, and obviously the execution was (nearly?) flawless.

Thanks for sharing.

 

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