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!!

2 thoughts on “Coffee Anyone??

  1. 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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