Tables and chair

Made the wife a coffee table like the one she remembers from her childhood.  Made from walnut with General Finishes jell stain and 3 coats of water based topcoat.  The top raises with storage space inside. Got the hardware from Amazon.  The second is my first try at a River table.  Top is walnut with the legs made from non aromatic cedar because it was so easy to shape in a pagoda style because of its softness. General Finishes Prairie Wheat jell stain with water based top coat.  The chair I made for a friend of my wife’s who likes the other ones we have.  I hesitate to use his name, Sam Maloof, because it only vaguely looks like one of his chairs and I would never suggest I have the talent to equal his work. It is  made from cherry, with General Finishes used again.  Thank you for looking.



I think you could have posted four projects instead of one. They all show fine craftsmanship and I think Sam would have been pleased with your chair, and you should be proud that it’s your design. 

Dr. Quackner

Thank you Dr for your kind words, much appreciated.


Agree all show great craftmanship and work.   Well done.   Very nice to look at.


Nice eye for adding subtle details and the "hidden" compartment is a fine idea!

jack nice work on all four. so glad to see you getting active here again. i wish more of the original members would. if you have contact with any tell them the forum has come back from the dead full of life. stay with us.

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

Great stuff! Well done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

All these are great!  I really like the table with the "hidden" storage.  Do you find that the table top is still pretty stable in the open/up position, or is the mechanism more for accessing the compartments.  Thinking if this would work as a work surface.
Nice work an all of the pieces
Jack, you have been busy, nice work on all 3 projects. 

Really nice work.  The chair is outstanding!


Sincerely thank you all for such a great welcome back and all the kind words.  Corelz when the top of the table is extended it is rock solid with no tipping what so ever. The weight of the bottom is more than enough to counter balance, even with the grand boys eating dinner or playing games. Pottz I don’t have any contact with any of the old guys or girls from before but I’m sure some are still around.  


Jack - do you have a link for the hinge mechanism that you used on the raised top table?  Or, what it is called?
Very nice work. I love that flip top table!!!That is a real cool mechanism!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

BB1 can’t get link to work right. Full description on Amazon is - 2pcs practical lift up coffee table mechanism hardware top lifting frame furniture. Sells for $36.60 per pair.  This one has a capacity of 100lbs.  Goodluck with those.


Hey Jack…I’ve found, when trying to post links that you copy from Amazon, you’ve got to delete a bunch of junk in front and just leave the web address…

This is what gets copied from a random item I picked: Limited-time deal: Charging Station for Apple Multiple Devices - 3 in 1 Foldable Magnetic Wireless Charger Dock - Travel Charging Pad for iPhone 15 14 13 12 Pro Max Plus Watch & Airpods

Needs to be cut down to only:

Using the description you provided (and the pricing, since there are a few options, I found this. Is that the right one?

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

That’s the one Ryan, thank you.


That flip top,

deserves another...

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD