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Fir and Cherry Coffee Table

December 18, 2015

Bowden fir coffee table 1

The coffee table attached was constructed from edge-grained fir and cherry (the ribbon).

 Bowden fir coffee table 3

The design allows things on the table to be swept into the box without having to lift or rotate a lid, which is common. Also, the top halves move, not the legs, which make it easy to open even on carpeted floors.

Bowden fir coffee table 2

I built the table as a wedding present for a friend who moved away from Vancouver 12 years ago. When she departed she gave me her futon frame which, over the years, I cannibalized and incorporated into this and that. I happened to have one bed slat left when I started this project, so I used it as the central supporting divider. She was delighted to have it back.

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