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Project by Tarheel posted 11-11-2008 10:36 PM 1404 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first “real wood” project. I wanted to learn how to make mortise and tenon joinery. I had many issues, but in low light the table looks ok for its purpose.

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#1 posted 11-11-2008 10:56 PM

Tarheel, looks like you did a great job on that table.Keep up the good work.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#2 posted 11-11-2008 11:08 PM

good looking table.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#3 posted 11-11-2008 11:15 PM

Very beautiful table. Let me guess its made from walnut.
But by putting the words real wood in inverted commas, I’m so suspicious..

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-11-2008 11:21 PM

looks great man. You probably mean by “real woo” That this is yoiur 1st project using something other than mdf or veneer right?

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 11-11-2008 11:36 PM

Looks good

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 11-12-2008 12:44 AM

Aye “real wood” meaning not MDF. The table is made of poplar with Minwax’s American Walnut stain. I have some MDF projects, but I can’t find the pics.

Thanks for all the kind words!

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#7 posted 11-12-2008 01:11 AM

Looks great. I have seen good results with walnut gel stain on poplar. How did you get blotch free results with regular pigment stain. I know poplar can be a bugger to stain.

-- Jim, SE PA

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#8 posted 11-12-2008 03:02 AM

I was going to use a gel stain, but I had never worked with it and was in a time crunch. The water based stain left some blotches, but nothing really noticeable. I think any blotching had more to do w/ my application than the wood. Once I do some more, I will start blaming the wood.

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#9 posted 03-10-2009 07:21 AM

Poplar is so nice to work with and if it weren’t for the grain paterns , I’d swear it was Walnut from here . That stain is very realistic and you did a great job on the table overall . : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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