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Walnut, Douglas-fir and Copper Conference Table

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Project by schroeder posted 01-30-2009 04:54 AM 4355 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We finally finished this project – took about a year from concept to delivery – it was a challenge for us! Our friends at Washington Roofing built a new office and asked us to build their conference table. They have a unique conference room – they have a copper roof inside the room to illustrate their abilities to potential clients. I designed the table to incorporate copper throughout. The table is arts and crafts style with slats. In between each slat we put smaller copper slats. The base is angled so the copper catches light as you move around the table. The top is OGDF and is ~ 2 ½” thick, 10’+ long and 5’+ wide. We estimate it weighs 550 lbs.
We built a “memory box/time capsule” and filled it with various sundries. The owner has two young boys who no-doubt will find it someday when they are man enough to lift off the top. We put in a note on how the table was built and by whom, a fine bottle of wine, 10 silver dollars, bourbon, a German prayer sheet and various other items we thought whoever opens it would enjoy. This was a great project for great friends – always the best kind.
Schroeder

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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 01-30-2009 05:07 AM

Wow, that looks like quite an undertaking. It’ll be a fantastic table when it’s completed though!

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

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mranum

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#2 posted 01-30-2009 06:01 AM

That is gonna be beautiful when its all done. I love the idea of that hidden box that they can see but can’t get to, thats a hoot.

Matt-
Jaw bone of an ass huh? Oh yeah I wasn’t suppose to ask.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#3 posted 01-30-2009 09:10 PM

nice project

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Karson

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#4 posted 03-17-2009 05:13 AM

Man that looks like a fun project. I’m glad that you are still around and the Cronk is still hanging in there with you.

It looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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schroeder

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#5 posted 03-19-2009 04:05 AM

Thanks all – here’s the delivered product! – thought it was going to kill us moving it! (from now on F.O.B. Shop! ;)
Schroeder

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#6 posted 07-10-2009 09:47 AM

What did you use to finish the table top?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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schroeder

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#7 posted 07-10-2009 05:19 PM

Topam – I used 3 coats of Arm -R- Seal sealer and 11 coats of Satin Poly Arm-R-Seal, final coat of wax. Sanded with 400 grit between all nut the last coat.

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#8 posted 07-12-2009 06:56 AM

Thats some table well done

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