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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 11-16-2018 02:59 AM 535 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been asked to make a tough outdoor table which will not be under any cover from the elements.

The timber for the top is from a slab of Paperbark with the highlight color being Queensland Maple.

Next will be breadboard ends.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia



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#1 posted 11-16-2018 04:48 AM

Seems like a great project underway. Didn’t realize paperbark had such a nice grain.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 11-16-2018 05:33 AM



Seems like a great project underway. Didn t realize paperbark had such a nice grain.

- Bob Collins


Yes it’s very nice. It should come up really pretty when I hit with some Osmo.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#3 posted 11-16-2018 07:03 AM

Very nice timber David…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 11-16-2018 04:12 PM

Nice start, David. I’m not familiar with paperbark. It must be a good outdoor wood like cedar.
You have so many species there that it amazes me!! I know there are 800 varieties of Eucalyptus in Australia.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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icemanhank

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#5 posted 11-16-2018 09:48 PM



Nice start, David. I m not familiar with paperbark. It must be a good outdoor wood like cedar.
You have so many species there that it amazes me!! I know there are 800 varieties of Eucalyptus in Australia.

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Hi Jim,
It is a very dense and hard wood that is supposed to be good for outdoor use like fence posts etc so I am hoping it does just as well in a table open to all weather conditions.
I wouldn’t call it a timber that has natural beauty as it does have a tendency to have cracks and is a bit brittle too so my slab is quite thick and I will have to put a few butterflies in some cracks that are there.
Here is a link to the tree, it is a very useful tree but can be a pest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melaleuca_quinquenervia

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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icemanhank

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#6 posted 11-17-2018 06:07 AM

Sorry all I mucked up and have had to make another blog entry for this it is at http://lumberjocks.com/icemanhank/blog/128057 if you would like to follow it from there.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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