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Blog entry by CharlieM1958 posted 06-17-2008 06:11 PM 4512 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t want to repost the project, but someone mentioned that they’d like to see this little table in its intended setting, so here it is.

The image of St. Louis Cathedral visible in the first photo reflects one of my other hobbies: photography. I took this back in April and had a 24×36 enlargement made.

By the way, the chair in the foreground was rescued from my neighbor’s trash. The only thing wrong with it were numerous superficial nicks and scratches that were easily touched up.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 06-17-2008 06:25 PM

Charlie, that’s what I wanted to see, thanks.
It looks really good with the chairs. Nice job.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#2 posted 06-17-2008 07:15 PM

very nice Charlie

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 06-17-2008 08:38 PM

Nice job.Charlie

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#4 posted 06-17-2008 10:06 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#5 posted 06-17-2008 10:08 PM

I still think you should have made furniture to match the table. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 06-17-2008 10:13 PM

You might have something there, Russel. Now if I can just talk the boss into springing for the materials….

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-17-2008 10:13 PM

Great looking table and chairs. Sounds like you better keep checking the neighbor’s trash more often. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 06-17-2008 10:50 PM

Tom, I’ve already got a reputation in the neighborhood for “foraging” on trash collection days. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 06-17-2008 11:12 PM


The combo looks great, But Russel is right you need matching chairs.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 06-18-2008 01:30 AM

Great work Charlie! The finish on that table really makes it. It really looks fantastic. And hey, there’s no shame in foraging. We prefer to call ourselves recycling engineers, or in the latin base- dumpsterous diverian majorous…. lol.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#11 posted 06-18-2008 03:08 AM

I vote matching chairs also Charlie. Plus hopefully you’ll find the mate to the dumpster chair next hunt. Good luck hunting.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#12 posted 06-18-2008 03:19 AM


Super looking finish and a table with a purpose that looks good in any office. I alos like the idea of matchin g chairs.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#13 posted 06-18-2008 04:10 AM

Looks like an Architectural Digest advertisement. Great job Charlie!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#14 posted 06-18-2008 07:25 PM

Nice. Very professional.
I agree with trifern, looks like pictures from Office Weekly.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 06-18-2008 07:34 PM


Don’t tell that to my boss, though. He’ll want to start taking rent out of my paycheck. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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