Coffee table for my nephew


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The immediate challenge is to create the curved ends. The plan is to make dovetailed corners, round them on the outside and add a filler/filet to the inside corner, which will be hollowed to complimen

This was the model for the coffee table my nephew chose when I offered to build them a wedding present ... Let's see how we did .... Before the coffee table was assembled from the parts

I have begun the build, but was planning on a little more work before posting, since is just prep at this stage.  This is the design chosen by my nephew .. There shall be a few interesting challenges

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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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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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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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