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Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« on: April 22, 2021, 11:00 AM »
Walnut coffee table. I started this during the fall and worked on it as my schedule allowed. Even though it's taken me nearly 7 months to finish, I enjoyed every step of the process and am quite proud of the finished results.

No plans used - just a boy, his tools and some wood 😂

I think it's easy to try and complicate your projects, thinking that you have to use some crazy or hard techniques - however I think that robs the enjoyment. There's something about building a 'simple' design that makes a woodworker feel at home.

Everything is domino'd together with one tight, and the rest loose at all joints.

Tools used:

DeWalt 735x Thickness Planer w/ shop made joiner sled
Festool TS-75 w/ parallel guides
Festool DF 500
Festool MFT/3
Festool Kapex
Festool ETS-EC 125
Titebond II
Minwax Waterbased Polyurethane

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Offline squall_line

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 12:23 PM »
Love the subtle bevels on the top!

It all looks great!

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2021, 01:46 PM »
Looks really great.  Is that still called a 'bread board' end?  If so, you domino'd that to the table as well?  I haven't started any solid wood projects yet as I need to learn more about wood movement.  Be curious on your thoughts on this.  Again, very nice table.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2021, 06:33 PM »
That looks really nice. I always like walnut. I'm also curious about the breadboard ends. How did you attach them?
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Offline Thompmd

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2021, 06:54 PM »
It’s beautiful, nicely done and I like that you kept everything. I’m pretty new and every time I try to make something unique it’s where I run into issues but I do learn things .

Most things I do are Walnut so I love seeing what others do.
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Offline binettea

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2021, 07:39 PM »
Nice table!

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2021, 10:40 AM »
Nicely done!  Thanks for sharing.

Mike A.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2021, 02:39 PM »
Well done, Ben!   [smile]
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  The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass."

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Offline Alex

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2021, 04:54 PM »
Great work, it's a beautiful looking table. I love the wood pattern on top.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2021, 11:04 AM »
Look very nice great color and workmanship

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2021, 11:49 AM »
Nice work. Where are you in Virginia @BenMarshallDesigns ?

Don't feel bad about 7 months. Most of my projects take that or longer. The only real way for me to get things done is if I take off work when the house is empty.
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Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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Re: Solid Walnut Coffee Table
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2021, 12:05 PM »
The only real way for me to get things done is if I take off work when the house is empty.

This, but the house is NEVER empty anymore. I could take off and work while the kids are in school, but my wife's "office" is now in our guest room, right above the garage where I would be making a bunch of noise.