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Project by Mike Lingenfelter posted 06-01-2007 02:41 AM 2240 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, here’s my first project post.

This is a small side table I just finished for our patio. It’s made of Honduras Mahogany, and goes with a lager table I made a couple years ago. The larger table has been out in the weather for a couple years and the top needs some refinishing. I’ll post pictures of the larger table when I have the top cleaned up.

I have a good friend who refurbishes old wood boats and he recommended that I use a product called Deks Olje for the finish (marine finish). I used it on the larger table and it did really well, although this last winter we had a lot of rain and snow. The table stayed pretty wet most of the winter, even with a cover on it. This next winter I will turn the table on its side so no water can sit on the surface.





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 06-01-2007 08:37 AM

Nice table Mike. what is the spacing between slats on the top, and how did you attach the top to the frame? I don’t suppose that wood movement would ever pose a problem for that top. I just may have to work on a large one for my patio – which is covered and should help with the water problem.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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mot

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#2 posted 06-01-2007 11:15 AM

That’s really nice. I like the top. That must have presented some challenges in measuring.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-01-2007 12:53 PM

Great looking table, Wood magazine has something similar in this months issue. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Sawhorse

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#4 posted 06-01-2007 01:51 PM

Very nice, excellent joinery the top has style and functionality…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 06-01-2007 03:35 PM

I’m stealin’ this idea. Nice work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 06-01-2007 03:49 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Mike Lingenfelter

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#7 posted 06-01-2007 04:11 PM

Bill – it’s all Mahogany. There is some variation in color and the pictures make it look more pronounced. I’m using figure eight fasteners to attach the top to frame. Wood movement is a concern, because I used a half-lap joint to attach the slats to the outer frame. It’s one the few ways I could figure out how to install the diagonal slats. I did make a larger table a couple years ago, and I had very little movement in that table. All of the joints stayed tight and didn’t separate.

Mot – You aren’t kidding it took awhile to get it right. Lots of test fitting. I had 1 or 2 miss cuts and no extra lumber. They covered up nicely with a thin splice.

I also used a spline joint on the mitered corners, and mortise and tenon joints on the legs and stretchers.

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 06-02-2007 12:03 PM

what a beautiful design!! Very nice indeed.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#9 posted 06-02-2007 05:20 PM

A nice looking table. I like that table top, it gives it character and appeal. The color of the wood is beautiful as well.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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jaspr

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#10 posted 07-19-2007 05:46 AM

That’s very nice, Mike.
(BTW – I especially like the freudian slip – it looks just right to enjoy a ‘lager’ or two! :-))

-- Claire

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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 07-19-2007 05:53 AM

That’s a nice chunk of firewood! Really just an outstanding job Mike.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Mike Lingenfelter

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#12 posted 07-20-2007 01:27 AM

Lager that is so funny! All this time and I never notice! It has held a few tall cold ones!

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Dorje

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#13 posted 07-25-2007 09:07 AM

Good looking outdoor table – this is close to what I’m trying to accomplish with the table I’m currently working on. Nice to look at! (Spotted this in a “Shuffle”)

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Don

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#14 posted 07-25-2007 02:52 PM

That looks like a real challenge. The joinery and measurements must be very exacting. This would be a test for the most skilled amongst us. Nicely done.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#15 posted 08-01-2007 10:56 PM

Beautiful work. Good Luck.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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