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jim4321

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Hello everyone

Have been going to a weekly woodwork class and have just finished the oak coffee table i have been making

here it is with one coat of oil on it, will let it soak in and do a couple more.



I wanted a simple but chunky oak table, and i'm glad i had the chance to make something to my exact design and specification. I designed it using turbo cad. I was originally going to put grooves between the boards but decided against it in the end



Cheers

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Jim,

Nice bit of woodwork.:D Should be a useful piece of furniture that you will get pleasure from using over the next 100 years or so.... :roll: :wink:
 

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Jim, I also like your table. I love the grain in the oak and also I am a big fan of breadboard ends.
Well done.
:D Travis
 

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Well done Jim, Like Travis I am a sucker for look of a well finished piece of oak. Simple design makes the most of the wood, I like it.

Now that would look nice scaled up to a dining table :)

Better get making some matching coasters in case some "friend" messes the surface up.
 

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:shock: wow, amazing... Good Work! :D
 

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Jim

Lovely table and very well proportioned, I love working in Oak.

Are you going to give us some details?

Hoe did you fix the breadboard ends, whast thickness is the top, did you M&T the rails etc.
 

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cheers everyone

Chas, its like you read my mind. coasters are the next thing on the list.

I dug my good ol Ferm biscuit jointer out to join the boards and the bread board ends. where the ends were over hanging, i trimmed them with the jigsaw and then ran my router down the side to get it nice and flush

The rails are M&T its was the most time consuming part of the project. the top is 25mm thick, the legs are 70 x 70 and the rails are 70 x 40 so nice and chunky.

once i've got a few coats of oil on, do you think that will be it or should i put wax on? not sure of what the benefits will be, any suggestions greatly appreciated.

cheers

Jim
 

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Nice table, Jim. I'm sure that'll become a family heirloom as time goes by.

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Hello Jim, Lovely table, a fine piece of work. I hope you have signed and dated it somewhere. One of the silly little things I have always done, but its nice to look back on in years to come. Keep up the good work.


Cheers Alan.
 

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Thing of beauty, Jim. A nice design and well-executed - and it doesn't get much better than that :)
 

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What sort of oil did you use?
 

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