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Project by hootr posted 05-15-2009 11:55 AM 1322 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at posting a project. so here goes

I built this about 5 years ago for the wife
it’s about 50”x17”x30”
hard maple frame, all mortise and tenon
the top is oak, walnut, pecan, maple
1\4” laminated to 1\2 mdf
finished it with several coats of poly
it’s really aged well, the maple turns sorta honey color in time

my only dissapointment has been a couple of the laminate pieces have small splits now and one has warped up a bit

could this be from using different species
i built one for my daughter and it looks ok

it only took about 2 minutes for this to become my favorite website
thanks to all you jocks for the great info

-- Ron, Missouri





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Woodfix

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 12:53 PM

It looks great to me. I am currently working on a couple of similar projects and am inspired to incorporate something along those lines on one of them.

Cheers

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 03:59 PM

Hey Ron
This looks great.good wood choices Welcome to Ljs

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 04:29 PM

Thati s a fine looking table. Microwave machines always seem to exhaust a lot of hot air and moistire. That is most likely the reason for the split and warp. I have hickory cabinets installed in my kitchen that are only about three years old and already have a problem with the hickory splitting only where the microwave cabinet is.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 06:39 PM

bet your right greg
the problem is right under the machine and my daughter uses hers for a plant stand and its ok

thanks all for the look see

-- Ron, Missouri

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