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    Default Coffee table for new lifestyle

    Our upcoming new lifestyle required a new coffee table in the living room. Its predecessor, a glass-topped large coffee table with 16 corners on it, was definitely not the most baby-friendly thing around, so my wife asked for a new one to be made.

    Here are some pics of the natural edge Redgum table I ended up with for our home. It matches the rest of the "chunky handmade" style of furniture we are collecting in our home. I can highly recommend the timber supplier for anybody in Sydney - a really nice guy in Panania with slabs galore! He made a custom entertainment unit for us (the third commissioned piece for our house from him), and I made this coffee table to match. The beautiful table top was the remainder of the slab from the entertainment unit. They sit together and I'm thrilled with the result.

    I mainly create little things (turnings etc), so this is the largest wood thing I have completed to date. It is constructed with dowel joints between the rails and the legs, and then held to the top using bolts through the rails.

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    Very nice!!

    I'm making something similar at the moment. What finish did you use?

    And where about is you timber guy in Panania? (I live in Panania)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesmith80 View Post
    Very nice!!

    I'm making something similar at the moment. What finish did you use?

    And where about is you timber guy in Panania? (I live in Panania)
    I used Cabots Cabothane satin finish. It works well as an all-round finish for coffee table messes and can handle having your feet on it. This is by no means fine woodworking with a beautiful oil finish - it works perfectly as a utilitarian all-purpose hardy finish.

    Check out this link. It has his contact info on all of his eBay sales. He has hundreds of slabs and all at great prices.

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