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    An idea for a coffee table...

    This is an idea for a coffee table that i had at work. I did some rough idea sketches, then drew it up properly in SU when i got home. Humble opinions, suggestions, hints, tips and pointers are all welcome. smart remarks will be graded on originality and creativity, then billed accordingly.

    Thanks again!

    Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    This is an idea for a coffee table that i had at work. I did some rough idea sketches, then drew it up properly in SU when i got home. Humble opinions, suggestions, hints, tips and pointers are all welcome. smart remarks will be graded on originality and creativity, then billed accordingly.

    Thanks again!

    Dan
    First of all, welcome to the family!
    Gotta tell ya, I really like that design. Strong Asian and A&C influence? Good lines and the cross rails between the stretchers add a lot.
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    Thanks! Mostly A&C influenced, any asian influence is accidental. I've been hooked on the A&C style for some time now. i've built all our furniture that way. The hook was really set when i saw a couch very similar to the one i built, and they wanted $3000 for it, without upholstery. One could say that the creative woodworker, and the cheapskate in me were awakened at the same time!

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    Dan, I like that design very much, can't wait to see the real thing!

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    You asked there is one thing I am an expert on. That is my opinion!

    And don't get my comments wrong, I like it! Just not quite right for my taste.

    Love the slats on the bottom. That is novel and should be challenging enough to build to make it fun.

    It's so close but I can't put my finger on what it is that bothers me. I think if it were mine I would skip the glass and the recess at the top of the legs. Those just don't say A&C to me. A solid wood top would look better I think. But that is just if it were mine! You may love it and that's what matters.
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    I rarely check posts in this forum because most of the time I have no idea what is being talked about.
    While I do like the table, I don't have a clue what is meant by "A&C".

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    Welcome Dan. Beautiful design, very clean and handsome. Will you be OK with the limited 'magazine storage space' under the table, or is that not an issue?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    I rarely check posts in this forum because most of the time I have no idea what is being talked about.
    While I do like the table, I don't have a clue what is meant by "A&C".
    Arts & Crafts. Turn of the century American design. Stickley, Greene & Greene, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Arts & Crafts. Turn of the century American design. Stickley, Greene & Greene, etc.
    Thanks, Rennie.
    Simple when ye know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Arts & Crafts. Turn of the century American design. Stickley, Greene & Greene, etc.
    Oh! Is that what it means? I thought it meant Alternate Current
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