VILLAGE BOAT SHOP     I             Pittsburgh, PA  

Gluing the mahogany table top
The glue up of the table top. Four pieces roughly 9.5" x 37".

Mahogany fiddle rails
After cutting the table top to shape, the solid mahogany fiddle rails are fit and glued on.

Close up of radius corner
The radius corner edging is made from a solid block of mahogany.

Final coat of varnish
The table received 5 coats of Captain's 1015 varnish.
This is probably coat number 4.



I recently built a mahogany cockpit table for a 30 foot cruiser. The original table was a 3/4" piece of plywood with vinyl edgebanding, pedestal mounted.

I built a solid mahogany table to be used on the same aluminum pedestal. The table all came out of one 8/4 board. The top is book matched in the middle and matched again on the outer pieces. Overall size is roughly 35" x 35". The edgebanding is solid mahogany and raised 5/16" to keep items from sliding off. The radius corners are all flush with the top so that wiping crumbs off the table is easier.


mahogany cockpit table installed


Patrick Hopkins
385L 1st Street, Lawrence, PA 15055