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Living Room Coffee Table

comments (2) October 17th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

Horselord Horselord, member
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Table was designed for use, durability and beauty.  The species are maple and walnut.  There are no metal fasteners.
Drawer detail showing hand made walnut pulls and header.
Detail of top.  Veneered hard curly maple.  It took me a while to find something that looked just right for the scale of the table.  I think it looks very nice.  The figure is usually covered by my cat.  :)
Table was designed for use, durability and beauty.  The species are maple and walnut.  There are no metal fasteners. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Table was designed for use, durability and beauty.  The species are maple and walnut.  There are no metal fasteners.


A coffee table that I designed and made for my wife and I.  We had an idea of what we wanted and came up with this.  I think it came out nicely.  It has a feeling of heaviness when viewed from the side but when viewed from above, it seems weightless.  The veneer helps to achieve this I think.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, walnut, maple, veneer


Comments (2)

theframemaster theframemaster writes: That's a beatuiful table and a wonderful top surface. I'd like to know where you found your veneer and what application technique did you use to apply it. I have a table project going on right now and have never used a veneer before so any info you share would be helpful.(I'm interested in a figured maple)
Posted: 4:22 pm on October 27th

ohwoodeye ohwoodeye writes: Very, very nice. The view from the top, which is the part you see the most, is absolutely stunning. The dark edges draw your eye to and accent the beautiful striping perfectly.
Well done.
Posted: 2:15 pm on October 20th

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