Ray’s oak coffee table

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Student Gallery, Uncategorized | No Comments

Ray attends my Tuesday afternoon class. He started as a beginner learning some basic woodworking skills. Then it was time to think about his first project. He had an oak sideboard at home with an interesting joint arrangement and decided to make a coffee table as a companion piece. Developing the joint to suite the table need some  thought but we eventually came up with this design.

It took Ray about two terms to complete. Ray was particularly pleased with the profiled effect of the locking dowels. To avoid problems with timber movement the central panel of the top is veneered with a 4mm saw cut veneer. The finish is danish oil very good for coffee tables.

Ray is now working on a library stool to help with access to those high places

Oak table
oak table and sideboard

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