Friday, June 3, 2016

Window Coffee Table

I was contacted by someone locally who had a window that she wanted made in to a coffee table.  Could I do that?  Of course!

The window was brought in and I worked directly from it for measurements. The customer wanted it made out of pine and the height to be about 18" with the window on top.

The four legs are just over 1 1/2" square and I used my router to make mortises on the top for the aprons to fit into.



The side and end aprons have the corresponding tenons on the end, which I did with my table saw:


Every piece is sanded smooth before assembly.

I glue the tenons in to the mortise in pairs, so I have two ends that look like this one:


Then I glue in the side two aprons and the two lower rail pieces that will hold the bottom shelf:


The pieces that make up the shelf are screwed into the bottom rail and I added two figure 8 connectors on opposite sides (they are screwed to the top of the apron from above and then screwed into the window from below):




My customer wanted to paint the table herself, so it is left as unpainted pine.The window then sits on top:



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14 comments:

  1. Julie, Great job. Very impressed.

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  2. That looks fabulous! I like the joinery you did. Great job!

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  3. Wow! I don't know how much the customer paid but they didn't pay enough - that is beautiful and beautifully made!

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  4. Awesome. I have old windows just sitting in my shed, would love to do this. I've seen them where there is a space to tuck items under the glass...like photographs. I would like that option.

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    1. I think most people that use doors or windows horizontally, cover them with a piece of glass made for table tops. You could easily put things in each window pane and then put that type of glass on top of the whole thing which would rest on the mullions (the wood between the window panes) and photos or mementoes would rest in the recesses.

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  5. I love it, what a wonderful idea!

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  6. Impressive! I love the way you made the legs and apron. Thanks for sharing on Talk of the Town!

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  7. Julie! I love the window table. I've never made one because all I can think of is some little kid busting the glass and cutting themselves. I really should make one, I have sooo many windows!

    beautiful work!

    thanks so much for sharing at Talk of the Town !!!

    gail

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  8. WOW! Impressive skills you have! I love that you shared the how to as well! You did an amazing job on this! If you are interested in joining up to one more party each week, I host making Broken Beautiful every Thursday thru Sunday and I'd love to host your inspiration! I hope you have an amazing day!
    Smiles!
    Terry
    The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful
    http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

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  9. I love this! Nice to see how real furniture is put together. :)

    -andi

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  10. It looks great! Thank you for linking up to Talk DIY to Me!

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  11. This looks awesome!! I am sure your client loved it!!

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  12. Look at that craftsmanship! I love this project!

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