CNC Flat Pack, Live Edge, Mid Century Modern Coffee Table | Woodworking how to

CNC Flat Pack, Live Edge, Mid Century Modern Coffee Table | Woodworking how to


It’s a walnut flat pack. Hahaha it is a walnut flat pack! It’s a live edge flat pack. You might not be familiar with them they’re
very rare. We built them this week. Hey guys we’re Evan and Katelyn. And I’m Johnny Brooke from Crafted Workshop. And this week we’ve been in Johnny’s shop
making these really cool slab and CNC projects. Johnny made a pair of side tables and one
has wireless charging, which is super cool so you should definitely check out his video. And we tried to hit as many key words with
this project as possible: walnut coffee table with a live edge slab, it’s mid century modern,
it’s CNC, it can flat pack. We actually made this all on the X-Carve so
that we could take it apart, flat pack it, and send it back to our house, which I bet
you didn’t expect that. So ok let’s do it! Time to get some wood. We wanted to make CNC furniture that didn’t
look like CNC, so step 1 was buying our first slab. Why did we pick such a big project to do? Why aren’t we doing like a stool? I know like an end table! You’re definitely ambitious going coffee table. Maybe we should switch to like- No! It’s gonna be great. The pro tip advice was to get two smaller
walnut slabs and join them because it’d be easier to process than one big slab. Let’s do it. Awesome. Cool. Then we got more walnut to CNC the legs out
of. Once we had the lumber, we updated the design
in Fusion. This might seem backwards, but we didn’t know
the exact size slab we’d get. Thankfully the model is parametric so the
design and CAM toolpaths scale automatically. PS we have a video that goes more into CAM
and plans for this table, both linked below. We took things back to process, starting with
cutting the walnut down to more manageable lengths. I should mention that we relied heavily on
Johnny’s woodworking knowledge and if you’re into wood you should definitely check out
his channel, it’s awesome. Katelyn! Once the lumber was cleaned up, it was time
to put the X-Carve to work. Ok so- oh wait, you’re missing- Ok so right
now- ah dang it. This is our first piece of wood that we’re
cutting into, we’re super nervous because we did one test and it didn’t go well- it
didn’t go well! So we’re just going to the final thing! So we’re gonna cut one leg. Woo! Beautiful! That’s nice. Just run ’em all now. So easy. Oopsy, sorry. Next it was time to process the slabs. What are we doing first? So I think we’re just gonna plane it down
a little bit so that way it’s not too thick for the track saw, so that way we can rip
a straight edge and join them together. Ok cool. Which edges do you think we should use. We chose which edges to cut off and which
to join together, arranging them so that the curve of the grain matched up. These are so nice! I can’t believe they’re ours! We made them a little shorter to fit the length
of the track saw. Katelyn we need one! That looks so cool! At this point it would have been too wide
to ship in the box that we had so we took off a bit more on the table saw. One slab was a little warpy so next step was
adding dominoes to keep them aligned, and we were very excited about this part. Wow! Ahh! Yeah! Dominoes! This is amazing! Ok, maybe this was our reaction to lots of
Johnny’s tools. Can you stand in there so I make sure I’m
not cutting your head off. Definitely cutting your head off. Alright. Ahhh! I had one job! Yes. You’re a very delicate glue spreader. I knowww. The swirl. The Johnny Swirl? Johnny Swirl. Look at me being messy. Good to go! Alrighty you got one. There you go, there you go. Persuade it. While we wait for the glue to dry, we wanted
to say thank you to our Patreon supporters. You guys allow us to do things like collaborations
and we’re super grateful. If you wanna help us make more videos and
see Patreon exclusive videos like the full 30 minute rough cut of this project and all
of our aftershows, go to Patreon dot com slash Evan and Katelyn. Thanks! Alright. Intermission. I’m just gonna like- So beautiful. Ooo it’s nice. Alright what do we do next? Next we added epoxy to the cracks. But first we put some foil tape on the underside
so that it didn’t bleed through. I like how we’re all like… silent. Respect the pour. Respect the pour. We used a torch to help bring bubbles to the
surface and pop them. Plus it was just fun. Haha I love that noise. So these slabs are like super thirsty. We waited half an hour and it’s like we didn’t
even pour epoxy, so. This is really cool. Our first slab thing. It’s a right of passage. I feel like a proud parent. We love you no matter what. No matter how much epoxy you eat. We used card scrapers to remove excess epoxy
so we didn’t gum up Johnny’s drum sander. We got some shallow cracks with wood filler. And then cut our slab to the final length. Did you cut through a cookie? Yep. Bench cookie down! Nooooo! Then we worked on our leg pieces. After cutting these we realized that we should
have set our direction to conventional milling instead of climb milling, which is what you
should use with wood on a non industrial sized CNC. If you wanna learn more about toolpaths, check
out the Fusion 360 CAM video we mentioned earlier. Yeah, I can see why with the X-Carve, with
Fusion… Because of the aforementioned climb cutting
we did on our legs, we had to finesse them even more to get them to fit. Are you ready for this jelly? That’s what we’re doing. I had a plan it was just wrong. Probably the most complicated glue up we’ve
done. Lot of love put into these legs. Ah look at that! Oh yeah I don’t know. I don’t know what I was doing. I think this one’s good too now. So this goes here, I don’t know what I’m doing,
if you’re asking. Just isn’t a good place to clamp, how did
we do the other side? What is life? Sorry. It’s just gonna be us bumbling in the background
of your video Johnny. We are not doing well. I shouldn’t be laughing. So many angles. Ok that looks good. I feel like you made it worse. Oh you’re right! These are gonna be slightly gappy. We’ll just fill everything with wood glue. That, that, seems ok. I heard you. I heard you struggling. Oh that’s weird yeah. That’s real weird. I was like nyahhh just don’t use the stuff
that settles at the bottom. Oh my gosh. Like an 8th of an inch too wide. This maybe with a hand plane. You’ll be amazed. This will go quick. If this is totally dry tomorrow morning, then
we can get right to all of this stuff. Alright just don’t show too much of them. They’re not in their final form yet! You wanna put a lot of weight on the front
and then halfway through transfer your weight to the back and then just push through. There you go yeah. Full speed! This is my full speed. In the end we thought it was really cool that
we used a CNC, power tools, and hand tools for this one project. Flush. Flush! We’ll start, just flush these up totally,
flip them, and then do these. Then we added a chamfer to the legs. Partly to be fancy, partly to disguise some
of our mistakes. Most janky! Jankiest jank, the jank of the jank. We’re attaching the legs to slab with mortise
and tenons. So we trace the top of each leg to get their
measurements and the distance between them. We used these measurements to CNC a template. We’ll use this and a plunge router to make
the actual mortises in the slab. Test fit! See if our template works! Sweet. That makes me happy. Yeah that’s awesome. Tip when applying finish is to use as small
of a piece of paper towel or rag as possible, because any finish that ends up soaked into
your rag is trash. And we’re using your finish so- Haha yeah
we’re using finish that I’m paying for! Thanks Johnny. Haha look at these. That is form fitted right there. Katelyn’s got really wrinkly hands. Whoa! So pretty. Good thing we have my wrinkly gloves right
in front of the camera. Yeah lets swap. Careful around here because it’s uh, yeah
it’ll catch the rag. This is really fun. We should get this finish. Wipe on poly is about as fool proof and easy
as possible, I love it. This is some really absorbent wood actually. I think it’s a little bit, a little bit funky. So for the bark, there’s some that kind of
like is wrapping around, what do you do with that? I would just soak it in kinda like this. Kinda like dab it? Yeah. Dab. Dab. I’ll go this way yep. Wait don’t ah! Sponsored by tool city. The roomiest gloves around. Do you like your gloves roomy? Do your hands get so sweaty? Tool city. Dab it on. Ok. Everything that can have a big slab, should
have a big slab. Man this looks awesome. So dang pretty. Next we cut the stretcher down to size. We waited til now so that we could cut it
to fit the space in the legs. That’s awesome! Oh careful! Houston we got a bench! I mean uh uh coffee table! Since it fit we went ahead and added chamfers
to this too, making sure like we did with the legs not to add chamfers to the tenons
because then they wouldn’t fit properly and we would be sad. I’m gonna start cooking. Ok we’ll be there soon. Same thing as yesterday? I’m down. This is a good part of the day. We’re finishing the legs. Johnny’s about to make tacos. That looks good. That looks really good. We centered the legs on the slab and traced
them so we knew where to put the mortise template we made earlier. So one of these will fit one of them. Let’s shift it over a tiny bit. You wanna go clockwise because we’re on the
inside of a pocket. Wow! You need to get a closeup of this. This is wonderful! That is ridiculous! It’s perfect! Holy moly! Nice! That’s amaze- Moment of truth, take 12. Oh my gosh! Yeah! Alright so which one have we done already
cuz let’s not do that one again. This one. Main thing, keep it flat on the base. You’ll lower the bit. Move it around clockwise. Yeah. Along the edges. Let it up, straight up. And then turn it off. Ok! I’ll be coaching ya! Ok. Wooo! Two plunges, that’s it, pop it up, shazam,
shazam’s the name of the game. Yep that’s a saying. That’s what they say. New catch phrase. New t-shirts. Shazam’s the name of the game. This is it, this is what it all comes down
to. Logically everything should work. Katelyn do you wanna do one side? Oh yes. Oh yes. Oh yeah. Oh yes! Money in the bank! That’s nice! Oh man. Little jealous. Nice! Ahhh it looks so good! Wait can we do like a goooooo woodworking! That looks super good. It looks awesome! Oh man. That’s great y’all. What should we name it? Slabby! I was calling it slabby earlier. Done and done! Done. So… clean up and final shots? Yeah pretty much. Yeah let’s do it. I’m so nervous to ship this I don’t want it
to get messed up. Please be careful with this. Postal people. This is all gonna be time lapsed I think. Yes! We’ve done it! Yeah it feels, it feels right. It feels right. Ok so. Outro! Hope you guys like this video. We are excited to try, well excited and nervous
to try to disassemble this and actually flat pack delivery it to our house, so that’s gonna
be interesting. Definitely check out Johnny’s video, he did
another CNC and slab project, it’s a pair of end tables with charging built in which
is super cool. And we have learned so much in our 4 days
here. We’ve learned more about woodworking than
we knew before we came here. So you should- yeah it was a lot of fun- you
should definitely check out his channel for a whole bunch of knowledge. Yes. All the learnings. And stick around cuz we’re gonna record our
aftershow and we’re gonna make Johnny do it with us. Yeah! Patreon! Yeah! So go to patreon dot com slash Evan and Katelyn
to check out the aftershow and subscribe to both of our channels if you haven’t already
cuz you know we would appreciate it and you’d be awesome and we would feel awesome and everyone
wins. Yeah, all those things. See you next time, bye! I’m nervous. The box feels pretty good although it feels
like… puffy? Ok, that’s the stretcher. I guess that works pretty, pretty well. Oooo! Legs look ok! Yeah! Ah! That makes me happy! It made it! We should check the legs. Couple, couple little dings. Oooo yeah. Not terrible though. This is like a really nerve-racking Christmas. Nice. This one is good. Nice. Nice. Should we try it? Try assembling? Let’s do it! Sweet. Yay! Uh do I put my hands here or not? This intro’s a disaster. How can I do this without blocking the camera? Ha! Oooo. Here can I- Oh, ok! Yes. That looks so bad. Yes. Smoothly and slowly nod. Oh gosh! Y’all are so cute! Katelyn we need one! Katelyn we need one of these too! Beefy! Would you- Wood I. Get some momentum going. Yeah cuz like if you do it slow- yeah it’s
not gonna go. It’s like the mandolin. Like when we’re slicing potatoes. I thought you meant the instrument. If you play it slow it sucks. Ever heard a slow mandolin before? Terrible! You guys are messing me up!

100 thoughts on “CNC Flat Pack, Live Edge, Mid Century Modern Coffee Table | Woodworking how to

  1. Oh my goodness! I love this video. You guys are so fun. And the table is amazing. I am so jealous you got to go work in Johnny's shop. The Festool tools are AWESOME! Looks like you guys drank the green kool-aid as well. Thank you for providing plans for this as well. I am hoping to get them if they will work. Question….. domino or the track saw? If you could get ONE… which would you get?

  2. I love how you two don't know the most about woodworking but are always excited to learn and use new tools. It is people like you who inspire me to make things on my own youtube channel.

  3. Great project! That coffee table is gorgeous.
    I agree with Evan, Shazam is the name of the game😂

  4. Texas? You guys are my neighbors! I’m in San Antonio. Totally awesome build despite the setbacks. I think that’s what makes a great wood worker is when mistakes are made the ability to problem solve and fix/hide them. You guys should totally stop by. Haha.

  5. Excellent table, great team effort. Can I be nosy and ask what you paid for the wood, I live as an expat in Spain and have yet to find anywhere they sell anything except soft white wood 😕

  6. This is AMAZING! Found your channel after the collab with Bob Clagett! Love your enthusiasm and general happiness! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this content!

  7. Awesome table! I would like to know where the lumber yard is and it's name, where you bought the lumber? Might want to pay them a visit. Thank you keep up the good work!

  8. Came here via Alec Steele's channel.. ding ! Subscribe ! Love the project I have been thinking of doing this myself thanks for the great video !!

  9. Enjoyed this very much and will definitely be checking out Johnnys' channel. Interesting that you mention climb milling it's the same in engineering. Climb milling is often used for finishing but is a dangerous practice if your machine has any slack in the leadscrew. I like the retro design of the legs that take me back to my home back in the 60s. Cheers

  10. Loving your videos, guys! So many fancy-pants tools in Johnny's workshop… The table looks fantastic!

  11. Just recently found Johnny's channel which led me back to an Evelyn and Katelyn video I hadn't seen yet. All the tables turned out great! I want build stuff with you guys. You look like you have so much fun while making. 🙂

  12. Very nice….
    This is a long shot….but….would you consider ever making a loft bed (out of wood too) ?
    Just a thought

  13. Fellow carpenter here. Just discovered your channel by complete accident and am very much pleased that I did. I'm 3 videos deep in the last 40 is minutes and not only are you guys naturals in front of a camera but also have great chemistry between yourself and when linking up with others. Just wanted to say Thanks because you guys reignited the Stoke within me that I need to finish and no longer procrastinate on my own few current projects. I will definitely be looking out for future project drops. Have a great week.

    And oh, almost forgot. Was wondering if you had any idea where I can get a girl like yours. I've looked everywhere and anytime I check Amazon Prime again I get the same message. Error 404 product doesn't exist. Thought they were supposed to have everything 😭

  14. Hi!! Your work is awesome !!! I watch most of you videos, but i do have a question. The table that you use for chamfer the edges its a diy table, or its a machine that comes with the table? Thank you! And thank you for the awesome videos!!! Great work btw! I'm waiting for more videos to come!

  15. Beautiful table, one concern though. How does the design take into account wood movement due to seasonal changes in humidity? ie when the top grows wider with increased humidity or shrinks across the width due to lower humidity? I assume the joints between the legs and top are just friction fit and were tight when the table was made.

  16. That table turned out looking really nice!!! I have really bad table envy as my flat pack coffee table is really cheep 😟 I need to make one like yours 😊

  17. i dont understand the tip about the paper towel being small? even if it's large, all of the liquid that soaks up is trash anyway. Is it like to conserve the paper towels or what

  18. Pretty rad. I love the table and the style, so good work there. My only criticism is that the CNC joins you built were… lame. If you spent all this time learning to woodwork with Johnny, why not just cut the joins and be on with it? If you really wanted to use the CNC, why build a bit more complicated join that would be harder to do by hand?

    Anyway, keep up the good stuff!

  19. Love your show. love the comedy and humor put in. keep on recording. I'm getting serious into cutting boards and other cnc wood working. I hope my work can be as impressive and fun as your work is.

  20. Choosing the dimensions of your build based on the size of the box you plan on shipping it to yourself in… There's an interesting situation.

  21. If you have a CNC, you glue rough cut leg pieces then cut the shape entire leg piece on the machine in a single pass. You will end up with stronger piece and better finish

  22. Love love love this project! I went to school for woodworking and apprenticed under a fine furniture maker years ago and he scoffed at me dreaming of using a cnc router 😂. I wasn’t sure it was for me so I took a break and I’m back at a makers space! Makes me so so happy thanks for sharing.

  23. Hahahaha. You folks are having too much fun. Eating the humble pie with the mistakes is very real. Keep up the good work.

  24. I know where you picked up that slab!! Next time y'all are up this way, check out scrounger's paradise. I was just there last week for a drooling session as I picked out cutoffs for a few turning projects. Gracious, a soul can drop some money on good looking slabs and exotic woods out there!

  25. You guys honestly deserve wayyyyyyy more subscribers than you have because you guys are so hilarious and relatable. Love your humor and all of your videos! You’ve got yourself a brand new subscriber!

  26. You guys make me want to make all the things.. I want all your tools and equipment.. And all of Johnny's.. I WANNA MAKE ALL THE THINGS!!!

  27. I love that Katelyn gets included and gets to do some parts of the project, instead of Evan doing everything. It’s a nice, healthy balance!

  28. I am eating Cheetos and drinking chocolate milk in my closet hiding from my mom
    anyone relate? No? Okay;-;

  29. Did y'all know we have 4 channels now? This main one, plus:

    🎮 Evan and Katelyn Gaming youtube.com/evanandkatelyngaming

    (us playing games and chatting, enhanced by epic editing and a heavy dose of memes)

    🎙️ Evan and Katelyn Podcast youtube.com/evanandkatelynpodcast

    (chatting about life, YouTube stuff, and playing games you can play along with)

    😹 Evan and Katelyn Too youtube.com/evanandkatelyn2

    (still figuring this one out 😂)

  30. “I feel like a proud parent.” Exactly! 🤣 Really enjoy your guys’ channel, it’s authentic, fun, and informative! May your endeavors be blessed 🙂

  31. I love your wood! What type of wood did you use to make the table and legs? can you recommend a sealant that brings out the grains but has a smooth but matte look? Thank you!

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