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Offline mattbyington

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[Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:57 AM »
This is a second design that's also for a coffee table (like project 39) but with some differences. I ended up not having enough Sapele so I had to make some modifications on the fly.

The contrasting wood is Canarywood.






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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 12:29 PM »
Matt - you are a fearless woodworker when it comes to choosing projects. What makes you special: you actually finish them [smile]

thanks for the inspiration and for sharing step by step!


Hans

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2021, 06:40 PM »
That's a cool looking design. I have a bit of a concern over strength though. The shaped (curved) ends have a rather thin area of short grain because of cutting the shape rather than bending it.
It takes quite a bit more work to build a form and go through the trouble to make them as a bent lamination, but it would be a lot stronger. The weight load on that lower shelf isn't likely to be that much, but if someone drags that table sideways?
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Offline neilc

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2021, 08:03 PM »
Interesting design. 

You exhibit courage in your efforts!

The stepped dowels for joining are the weak point.  Did you consider a tenon on the end of the arched piece with your Shaper to fit in a mortise on the legs, also with the Shaper?  That would have given you a bit more structure in that joint.  If someone sits or tries to scoot that table, the point of failure will be at those points.   I can't tell but it does not look like there is an apron around the top of the legs, which would reduce the stress on that joint.

Really like your choices of woods, Matt. 



Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2021, 08:28 PM »
@TSO Products no problem Hans! Thanks so much!

@Crazyraceguy thanks! totally. A bent lamination probably would have been way better. Agreed. I agree that those are the weak points. So, the curved parts are glued to the legs but the whole thing isn't glued together yet. I'm going to add an apron on the top I think which hopefully should help.

@neilc thanks so much! Totally agreed. It isn't glued up yet. I'm thinking I'll add an apron on the top, relatively thick (I have some 6/4 Sapele left) and that should really help strengthen it. The Shaper would have been a great idea. I got a little carried away this weekend  and just was having fun with it without too much thought.

So, there isn't an apron right now but it isn't glued up yet. I will add an apron at the top around the legs. Good idea. and that should help a bit.

Also it'll give me some way to attach the top, which I hadn't solved yet. I can do figure 8s or something in the apron.

Thanks everyone.

Matt

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2021, 09:22 PM »
All done team! thanks for all the help. it's not perfect. but I'm happy I tried it and the curves were fun!

Matt






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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2021, 11:41 PM »
I like it! :)

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2021, 05:03 PM »
Looks good.

Offline neilc

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2021, 06:44 PM »
Nice work, Matt!  The apron around the top improves the look and I'm sure it helps with stability.


Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2021, 08:06 PM »
I really like the contrast that came from the finish being applied. Looks great.
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Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2021, 07:42 PM »
@Peter_C thank you!
@tallgrass thanks!
@neilc thanks! I think it did add a lot of structural integrity.
@Crazyraceguy thank you!

Matt

Offline Doug H

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2021, 09:49 AM »
Love your creativity, Matt.  Thanks for the inspiration.

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2021, 11:16 AM »
How do you like that sawstop router table setup?  Table looks great

Offline mattbyington

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Re: [Project 40] Modern Coffee Table - another take
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2021, 05:30 PM »
@doug H thank you!

@zachjowi love it! I just upgraded from a Bosch router to the big Bora 3.25HP...what a difference! Barely fits :)

Thank you!

Matt