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coffee Table project
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:37:35 am »
Cut some alder several years ago and have these pieces to deal with.


  
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 12:27:07 pm »
Wow, now that is unique!  I'd be tempted to just join them so they look like a big letter C, attach some legs or base, finish with a good clear seal and put a round piece of glass on top.  Looks like it might be close to 3 foot in diameter when done?
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 12:31:27 pm »
I agree. Was thinking same thing.
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 01:10:10 pm »
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 04:33:38 pm »
Thanks chet was looking for that department and did not scroll down far enough.
I will post a pic of it in C form so you folks can get a better gander at it.
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 04:56:21 pm »
So you fellows are thinking like this.  Just a bit over the 36 inches. and one could put a glass top on it or in the centre.
 

 
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 05:45:32 pm »
Perfect!  What's the size the other way?  I'd opt to put a 40" round glass top on it so it hangs a little over the edge.  With or without a bevel.  Then you wouldn't have to worry about what drink someone is placing/spilling on it.
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 05:57:01 pm »
One round piece of glass covering the entire table. 
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 06:49:55 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions. I like the idea of the glass top.
It is around 28 inches the other way.
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 06:51:56 pm »
So for joining them to gether glue and dowels?
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 07:00:03 pm »
That would work or a spline or biscuit joints.  If you put a 48" glass top on it, it would make a great breakfast/dining nook table!
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 07:22:52 am »
Another idea...

 

 
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 07:43:44 am »
I like KBeits second idea. Could put rectangular glass on it that way.

The other option is just a small glass infill over the center in the C shape. I have never been a big fan of glass. Especially with glasses. Seems the two have a tendency to kill each other.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2017, 08:47:46 am »
That would depend upon what the other side of one of the pieces looked like, and then they would not be book matched.  It's easier done with photoshop.
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2017, 08:54:08 am »
If they are fliped and in a S you lose the chicks in the pics :D
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2017, 01:49:05 pm »
"C" shape for sure!  Bob said they were Alder or that's what he was told.  I don't know what Alder looks like but with the red streaks I was wondering if it was elder - as in Box elder?
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2017, 03:36:53 pm »
 ???Was thinking the same thing Brad! Looks like boxelder to me too.

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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2017, 03:59:07 pm »
Yes my good friends it is Box Elder.
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2017, 07:15:39 pm »
I would cut them both on a angle and go for a more rounded top with 2 glue joints.  :)
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Re: coffee Table project
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2017, 09:32:01 am »
So you fellows are thinking like this.  Just a bit over the 36 inches. and one could put a glass top on it or in the centre.
 

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Looks like you have an almost square hole in the center for a pedestal post. The top of the post could be pierced with a suitable batten that supports both wings of the top. 3 heavy, curved legs at the bottom of the pedestal to keep the thing from being tipsy. Hmm. Maybe even carve a depression in the top of the post, like the big cockleshells in corner cupboards. It's a chip 'n' dip table!

I don't like glass over wood. (But you're not making it to suit me).
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