Through Leg Coffee Table

A last minute coffee table for a friends’ wedding gift.

I had a bunch of rough cut doug fir lumber laying around. I wanted something thick, sturdy, yet visually appealing. I wanted to have the legs be flush with the top and in the end I really liked the design.

See Detailed Process Below


Type(s) of Wood UsedDoug Fir
Colors UsedDark Walnut
Special TechniquesMortise and Tenon, and Dowel joinery
Estimated Time to Complete4-6 weeks
Type of FurnitureCoffee Table

Detailed Process

After, milling the lumber on a jointer, planer, and table saw, I glued up pieces of board to make the dimension of the table top. I cut out the notches for the legs where it becomes flush with the table top. I joined the legs with mortise and tenons to form the U-shape legs. The way I joined the legs to the table top was with dowels, which you can see from the pictures. After sanding it up to 220 grit sandpaper. I finished it with Minwax Dark Walnut and Minwax Semi-Gloss Polyurethane.



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