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Limbert Coffee Table: End Panels
Learn how to make the most important design element in this table: the end panels.
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In this video workshop, master furniture maker Kevin Rodel shows you how to build his elegant interpretation on a classic Limbert design. In this project series, you’ll learn how to use efficient building strategies, get gap-free through-tenon joinery, and dress up your furniture with pierced panels.
In this episode, learn about making the end panels. With their crisp, geometric cutouts, these panels are the most powerful element in the table’s design.
Produced by: Jon Binzen
Video and Editing by: Jeff Roos
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Videos in the Series
How to Make a Limbert Inspired Coffee TableFebruary 18, 2016
Limbert Coffee Table: The TabletopFebruary 18, 2016
Limbert Coffee Table: End PanelsFebruary 18, 2016
Limbert Coffee Table: Panels and LegsFebruary 18, 2016
Limbert Coffee Table: The ShelfFebruary 18, 2016
Limbert Coffee Table: Shelf GridworkFebruary 18, 2016
Limbert Coffee Table: The RailsFebruary 18, 2016
Limbert Coffee Table: The CorbelsFebruary 18, 2016
Limbert Coffee Table: AssemblyFebruary 18, 2016
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Very informative, I've learned a lot in the series.
Cutting the end panels, he cuts the top at 2 1/4" from the top hole. But then says to cut the bottoms for a finished length of 15 1/2". Shouldn't that be 15 1/8"?
Having difficulty finding wide, well-figured boards, I opted for five boards (with similar color), each three inches wide. It made cutting for the negative spaces easy. I biscuit jointed as done in the video.
I have admired Kevin's work for several years. This is a fantastic and well documented build. I'd going to try to adapt this build for a hall table that I need to make.
I was surprised at the choice of tools that were used... Skill saw, and the way he used his router, when he had a beautiful Jointer and table saw. Cutting everything apart, then glueing it all back together again. And that Scraper, NOT your common card scraper. So many tools used from the building industry and not fine furniture.
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