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Comment by james wilhelm on August 31, 2014 at 8:01pm

Hi Jen , thank,s for the link,s , so if I want to build this coffee table , I just buy the legs  from company listed , get the plans from ANNA  and just screw it together , sounds like an easy build , may give it a try !!!  I like to design most of my own project,s and build them from scrach and build them my self , have been doing this for 25 years , thanks for your help , JIM !!

Comment by Jen Woodhouse on August 31, 2014 at 9:52am

Hi James, 
Here are the links to the different tables; you'll find the link to each specific leg within the post:

Foyer console: http://jenwoodhouse.com/blog/2014/08/27/foyer-console/

Coffee Table: http://jenwoodhouse.com/blog/2014/07/14/easy-turned-leg-coffee-table/

Balustrade Coffee Table: http://jenwoodhouse.com/blog/2014/05/05/rh-balustrade-coffee-table/

Hope that helps!

Comment by Jen Woodhouse on August 31, 2014 at 9:34am

Thanks Jay, you are correct.  Osborne Wood offers a variety of species options; for this post we chose knotty pine based on affordability specifically for the DIY market.  To be clear, the legs are the only component made of pine, the rest of the build is poplar and hardwood plywood.  Regarding the joining method, our content is DIY'er focused and more specifically, Beginner DIY'er focused so we strive to keep our projects as simple as they are appealing.  While mortise and tenon does provide a stronger joint, it is also a technique that may intimidate the beginner due to the level of acumen the technique requires.

Comment by Jay Boutwell on August 30, 2014 at 8:50pm

 This is a nice looking project however since it is made of pine and the length and height of the piece structure strength is important.  I noted that the stretchers and all of the components are butt joints with pocket holes.  I would think that mortise and tendon would be the better solution to give this some strength to resist weight and stress of movement.  I say this as pine is a soft wood and is a weak wood for structure strength unless a more solid wood connection is made.  The mortise and tendon would be my choice.   Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice looking piece with great eye appeal but since this is supposed to be a learning site I though I should pass along this suggestion.

Thank you for posting this .  

Comment by Jen Woodhouse on August 30, 2014 at 8:15pm

Yes, it's the same company. The coffee table we built at the Haven Conference had the Colonial Coffee Table leg. The House of Wood coffee table leg is for the Balustrade coffee table I built. Their website is www.osbornewood.com.

Comment by james wilhelm on August 30, 2014 at 8:01pm

Thank,s for the info on the legs , is this the same place that made the legs for the coffee table that was built by people at the show, also like them , are they called house of wood coffee table legs  and do you have the cost of them , may try to build one of them !!  Thank,s have a good day , JIM !!

Comment by Jen Woodhouse on August 30, 2014 at 6:06pm

Absolutely! The legs are from Osborne Wood Products. They were custom made for this project, but are now available for sale on their website at less than $14/leg (for the knotty pine). It's called the House of Wood Foyer leg. :)

Comment by james wilhelm on August 30, 2014 at 5:50pm

Would also like to know what store you bought the legs from , think I could also make one of these consoles, dose nit look to hard , Thank,s , JIM !!

Comment by Andy Harris on August 28, 2014 at 2:13pm

Do you mind me asking where you got the turned legs from please?  Looking for something similar.  Thanks.

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