Mid century modern Coffee Table
This is an all hand tooled ash coffee table. My wife was requesting a table in the mid century modern design. All handtooled joinery. Finished with danish oil and Arm-R-Seal. #handtools #handtoolsonly #midcenturymodern #coffeetable
Main body of table was through dovetailed. I wanted the exposed joinery.
Multiple pics of ash paneled together to make the top, sides and bottom. Here I’m test fitting a finished corner.
Each section gets added to the dry fit to ensure overall accuracy. Hand cut joinery on ash is tough!
Starting on the legs. Square stock was used to create a shoulder then the through tenon. The legs were then rounded afterwards. It’s the only way I knew to make the through tenons clean and accurate.
Pic of mortise and rounded leg.
This method yielded identical legs even though they was hand shaped
A look at a glued up table. 1 side needed more help than the other
A glued up and cleaned up. I’m super happy with the hand cut joints. Only some mild filling needed to be done on some gaps
Finished projects. This table should last multiple lifetimes if cared for.