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Queen Anne Coffee Table

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I built this coffee table from a Woodsmith plan.  This was my first experience with cabriole legs.  I'm glad that I had some plans for this learning experience.  Also, since the rest of this project is fairly simple, I was able to concentrate my time on making the legs.  It was also a good lesson on the use of files and rasps.

I made the table from cherry and finished it with Danish oil, de-waxed shellac and satin finish polyurethane.

The two photos below are a "dog's and drunk's view" of the underside of the table.

The first shows one of the table top fasteners that I bought from Rockler.  This is the first time that I've tried this method.  It works great for a lightweight table like this.  The next photo shows the date (12-12-12) and the mysterious squares made of bloodwood, black walnut and maple.



These photos show the markings on the leg blanks with transition blocks before cutting.


We enjoyed the cutoffs from the legs.



Posted elsewhere Dec 16, 2012.

"That is not only not right; it is not even wrong" - Wolfgang Pauli

beautiful table,love those legs. at first i thought you had screwed them up and were burning the mistakes-lol. nice work chuck.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Very nice,  Great job on the cabriole legs.  I have yet to try one. Very nice table.
I'm not even going to ask about the squares under the table,
Yes I am,  what's the story with the mysterious squares?

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

 I'm not even going to ask about the squares under the table,
Yes I am,  what's the story with the mysterious squares? 

It's a secret encoding to be past down to my future generations.

Well, either that or I screwed up the location of the mortice in that leg and didn't realize it until I had gone all the way across on the first pass.  I decided that instead of trying to hide the mistake I would celebrate it!

"That is not only not right; it is not even wrong" - Wolfgang Pauli

Very nice Table I love working with Cherry. your table looks Great, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Beautiful coffee table, and sexy legs too. Fine furniture indeed from the WoodSmith plans, I need to look this one up, might have the issue up on the loft. Well Done.

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