Around mid 2018 we decided that it was time to replace the inexpensive coffee table we bought in a rush when we moved to the House in the Woods in 2012. Looking around, I found a nicely styled Hall table that we thought had the elements we were seeking in a coffee table. I downloaded the plans and began adapting it for our needs.
The good/bad part of this style is that most of the woodwork is curved, with very few straight lines. I concluded that, to keep the proper flow and sweeps AND still have all the interlocking joinery line up, the framework, at least, needed to be cut on a CNC Router. Cool, I’ve got one of those
To make a VERY LONG story shorter, I did some trial cuts of some of the longest parts in January of 2019. From these experiments, I realized that the CNC router needed to be larger to reliably make the parts. Consequently the project languished until I finally upgraded my CNC Router to a larger, more solid, one this year. This spring I made the base, then made the top, and left the pieces to cure over the Summer while we were in Maine. When we returned, and got some time, once Kate & Paul’s Wedding reception was completed, I did the final finishing, assembly, and installed it in our Living Room. I’m quite pleased with the result:
Completed Coffee Table installed in Living Room.
Coffee Table right view, ready in shop.
Coffee Table, Left view, ready in shop.
Coffee Table base, all assembled, ready for finishing.