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Project by matt garcia posted 01-12-2015 02:18 AM 1185 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well a lot has gone on this year but I did manage to get a project completed, despite the freezing temps and all this rain!! I also got married, so this is the first piece of furniture for my wife!!

We have an extremely comfortable sectional, and ottoman that we enjoy on a daily basis, but no where to set our laptops or drinks or anything. So we came up with a table large enough to straddle our ottoman and be tall enough to use for a desk. The frame was made from existing walnut lumber in the shop, and the top actually was made after our honeymoon. I tried the two different lumber mills here in town, but no one had any wide lumber for the top. I ended up at Mason’s on Tanner, and they had pallets upon pallets of black walnut to choose from, so I was able to go there the day before the wedding and score some timber!!

Just mortise and tenon joinery on the frame, and a simple edge glue up on the top, tapered legs on the frame. Sanded with garnet paper to 220, then 4 coats of wipe on poly, with a sanding of 320 on the initial coat, and a going over with a maroon scotch brite pad on the 2nd, and ultra fine gray pad on the 3rd and 4th.

I am really satisfied with the finish and color of this table, and my wife is just amazed how the journey from mill to living room transpired. I hope you all enjoy, and I look forward to your comments!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX





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jasonallen

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 03:06 AM

Beautiful grain and looks like a great finish job! I always like furniture built to specific dimensions for a specific purpose. You can’t buy that.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 10:33 AM

Congratulations on your marriage, may you both enjoy many, many anniversaries !
Nice table, I like the size and purpose.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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steiner

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#3 posted 01-12-2015 05:57 PM

Very nice, Matt! And congrats on your marriage! All the best to you and your new wife!

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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TheGreatJon

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 06:10 PM

Nice. I’ve been considering doing a coffee table for my wife. I’m torn between trying to surprise her, or asking her to pick out pictures of styles that she likes.

-- This is not the signature line you are looking for.

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 09:33 PM

Nice little table.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 01-12-2015 11:33 PM

Congrats on your recent nuptials. Great job on the table! I like how you designed it to span the ottoman.

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

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#7 posted 01-29-2015 03:31 AM

Hi Matt, sweet table, great choice of wood,slick simple design and gotta love wipe on poly. Thanks for posting. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 01-31-2015 12:56 AM

Hi Matt, sweet table, great choice of wood,slick simple design and gotta love wipe on poly. Thanks for posting. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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CJIII

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#9 posted 10-26-2015 01:23 PM

Nice table.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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