Woodworking Coffee Tables

woodworking coffee tables

    coffee tables
  • A low table, typically placed in front of a sofa

  • While any small and low table can be, and is, called a coffee table, the term is applied particularly to the sets of three or four tables made from about 1790; of which the latter were called 'quartetto tables'.

  • carpentry: the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood

  • Woodworking is the process of building, making or carving something using wood.

  • The activity or skill of making things from wood

  • (woodworker) (in  Corporation des Menuisiers-Ebenistes (French craft guild))

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The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects (Big Book of ... Series)

The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects (Big Book of ... Series)

Every woodworker will want to own this colorful, information-packed, mammoth resource for weekend crafting. It's filled with 150 classic projects, and features an introductory section that walks readers through the various planning stages. It's all covered: selecting the right wood, working with patterns, gluing, and finishing. Novices can effortlessly make simple mirrors, shelves, clocks, and jewelry boxes, while those with slightly more advanced skills can try the small cupboard, blanket chest, or side table. For outdoors, there are whimsical weathervanes, whirligigs, plants stands, and trellises. Some of the sweetest items are just for kids, such as animal pull toys, wheeled cars, puzzles, a winged rocking chair, and vintage-style doll accessories. Every project include finishes or surface decoration options, plus drawings and patterns.

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Coffee Table

Coffee Table

The legs and pegs are white ash also with mahogany runners. It is very sturdy . . .my wife and I stood on it and jumped up and down. No creaks or cracks.

Coffee table top

Coffee table top

Recently flattened and ready for some final sanding before finishing.

woodworking coffee tables

woodworking coffee tables

Woodwork: A Step-by-Step Photographic Guide to Successful Woodworking

In the machine age there is a particular pleasure in working with wood, which Woodwork celebrates, both in the easy-to-follow instructions for mastering the core skills and in the projects at the end of the book that demonstrate them.

The first chapter details the properties of the most commonly used hardwood and softwood lumber, so that woodworkers can make an informed decision about matching the qualities of a wood to its intended purpose. This is then followed by a chapter on all the important tools a woodworker is likely to need both hand and machine and on how to look after them to ensure the longest and most efficient working life. The third chapter discusses the optimum layout for a workshop so that key considerations of accessibility and safety are taken into account.

The next four chapters demonstrate, with detailed step-by-step instructions, the essential woodworking skills, from working by hand to using power tools and fixed machinery, as well as further skills that will be useful to the more ambitious woodworker, such as veneering, carving, and woodturning.

These techniques are then put straight into practice in the final chapter, which contains 30 attractive projects ranging from a simple footstool to a complex desk. These are cross-referenced to the technical skills in the practical section, and include detailed plans and cutting lists so that the projects are easy to follow.

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