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Pecky Hickory and Jatoba Table

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Project by gfadvm posted 05-01-2014 02:51 PM 1488 views 3 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had sawed a big hickory log and the center board cupped to where no one seemed anxious to buy it so I decided to use it to redo a coffee table that I built a long time ago. I never liked its design but I loved the top. So the old project was dismantled saving the shelf and top. The legs and the top stretcher were made from the cupped hickory and I had a table that looked a lot better to me.
Table top is 43” x 22”. It is 19” tall. Legs are 16” wide. Top has 22 coats of wiped on Spar buffed out with automotive compound. Legs and stretcher has 6 coats wiped on Spar Urethane.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-01-2014 02:54 PM

Love it. I am not sure how you keep track of 22 coats though. Love the hickory.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#2 posted 05-01-2014 02:56 PM

Love that style…...almost rough-edge

22 coats???

No wonder there has been a national shortage

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#3 posted 05-01-2014 02:59 PM

Great looking little table Andy… love the figure on the Hickory.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#4 posted 05-01-2014 03:01 PM

That looks awesome! Great job buddy

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lightcs1776

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#5 posted 05-01-2014 03:02 PM

Looks great, Andy. Love the hickory sides. Considered hickory for kitchen cabinets.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 05-01-2014 03:04 PM

Great save, Andy.
Like the looks of that hickory. And the plugs matching the top and shelf are a nice touch.
BTW, what is the wood for the top and shelf?

Any more cupped wood that won’t sell, just send it my way. :-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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patron

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#7 posted 05-01-2014 03:11 PM

much better andy

great combo with the woods
classic strong design

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 05-01-2014 03:31 PM

Lookin good Doc.
Your stuff is always a pleasure to see.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#9 posted 05-01-2014 04:00 PM

hey andy, this looks great, i really like the whole design here, ive got some pecan left that i just might use the same way you did with your hickory, ive had this walnut top i have not gotten around to using yet, glad you spurred me on..very nice project, a nice break from doing boxes

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 05-01-2014 04:20 PM

Andy,

The wood made you work for it! LOL! What determined the number of coats?

Wabi-Sabi, Nice Save Sir!

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#11 posted 05-01-2014 04:21 PM

Nice table,i lake the shape of it.

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 05-01-2014 04:56 PM

What a great look Andy, you did it proud.

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#13 posted 05-01-2014 05:05 PM

Great to see your back in the shop Andy! That is some beautiful wood…..hard to believe no one would want it…..I’m with Gene, I volunteer to take those cupped boards…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#14 posted 05-01-2014 05:05 PM

That table is great Andy. The guy who cuts the wood knows what he can do with it!

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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bowtie

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#15 posted 05-01-2014 05:28 PM

Beautiful table with an awesome finish

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