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Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning #11: It's been a while--gluing up and finishing

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Blog entry by CharlesA posted 08-25-2014 01:58 AM 1080 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: The hidden multiple spline miter joint! Part 11 of Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table from the Beginning series Part 12: It's all done--Final Entry »

I haven’t written an entry for over two weeks, the combination of being on the road (I happen to be among the select few ever to ride in a commercial jet from Montgomery AL to Columbus GA, not that either airport was scheduled in my itinerary) and attending the wedding of the couple to whom this table will be given.

Since the last entry, dry fit the whole table, decided what radius to put on the shelf on the waterfall edge (the inside of the leg is narrower than the shelf), and darkening the walnut with the method I outlined in a previous post. I’m really pleased with the way the walnut turned out.

Today I glued and clamped the table

Took off the clamps.

And put on the first coat of Arm-R-Seal gloss(still wet in the pic). The last two coats will be satin.

When it is finished, I’ll get someone who is better than me to take some final pics. It’s only the Arm-R-Seal left!

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson



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stefang

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#1 posted 08-25-2014 06:22 PM

You’re at the finish line. Looks wonderful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 07:46 PM

Thanks, Mike. in the pics the walnut looks almost black. It is really a deep brown. Hopefully I can get some pics outside of the harsh light/sunlight of the shop.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 05:32 AM

Thanks for sharing all the details! I really like the way it turned out.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 04:43 PM

You’re welcome. I asked lots of questions and got lots of help—thought I’d pass it along.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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