Modified Craftsman Style Coffee Table
This Modified Craftsman Coffee Table is based on the design of the coffee table shown in Fine Woodworking, April 1994, No. 105. page 84, Coffee Table Is Spare and Sturdy, by Lars Mikkelsen. The coffee table is made from quarter sawn white oak. Instead of using loose-tennon joinery on the aprons and strechers mortise ansd tenons were cut in order to make the joints. The shelf was attached to the strecher using cleats. The bottom of the center display was made from 1/4-inch plywood and was attached to the underside of the table top with rabbetted cleats. The legs were made using the technique shown in Fine Woodworking, December 1996, No. 121, page 54, Stickley-Style Legs, by Patrick Nelson. The wood was dyed with TransTint golsen brown disloved in water. Then the wood was coated with Cabot Wood Stain golden oak. This followed with a coating of Watco Teak Oil. The table top and shelf received 2 coats of the teak oil. The the entire table was given a coat of Minwax Wipe-On Poly. The shelf and table top were given two additional coats of poly.
Modified Craftsman Style Coffee Table with a center display area.
Top view of Modified Craftsman Style Coffee Table showing the display area which has semi-precious gem stones.
Top view of Modified Craftsman Style Coffee Table showing the display area with out anything in it.