Coffee Anyone??

Well, I finished the coffee table and here are some progress shots to give you all a little insight to the process.  Let’s just say that I understand completely and thoroughly why custom furniture is always quoted at 12 weeks.  It just takes that long, no matter how simple it might look.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the process so here it is, I hope you do too.  I would like to thank Phil Edgerton at Edgeworks Design for the metal base.  The man is a master at metal and you will be seeing some more of his work real soon.

This tables design was inspired by a bench I saw that Phil made that I saw at East Austin Studio tour.  I adapted the design to have the legs show through the table top.  I made the top out of two inch thick mesquite milled from central Texas area.  Keepin it local!

Mill and glue up ready

Mill and glue up ready

Glue up

Glue up

Fix the cracks with epoxy

Fix the cracks with epoxy

Ready for the base

Ready for the base

The base arrives from Edgworks

The base arrives from Edgworks

Template time

Template time

Base fitted

Base fitted

Top cut and fitted

Top cut and fitted

Details are looking good

Details are looking good

Cut tab slots

Cut tab slots

Tab slots complete

Tab slots complete

Phil doing his magic, welding the tabs to hold up the top

Phil doing his magic, welding the tabs to hold up the top

Love the fact I can look at the weld through the iphone.

Love the fact I can look at the weld through the iphone.

Top fitted

Top fitted

Finish time!!

Finish time!!

  1. Carl Edward Groth February 26, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Nice end product I too enjoy building furniture, stuff like seats,benches, wine racks ETC… My shop is my garage and my tools are mostly hand. But I love creating useful product. Most of my projects are gifts for friends, the end products could never be sold for a profit, because I only use Mahagony and my time is priceless. What fun it is for me, I go into another world while doing this , same zone of thought when gardening. Your work is one of a kind and very sweet Dave!!

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    1. Thanks for the cool comment and kind words. I have the bug too as you see. If you find yourself this way, stop in and visit my ‘garage shop’. I refer to it as my sanctuary. Much love my friend!

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