Old Cabinet, New Top

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Project by Halc posted 08-11-2015 02:10 AM 967 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor refinished an old buffet cabinet, but was not able to save the water damaged top. I told her I would make a new top for it. At the lumber yard we found five 4/4 sappy walnut boards that were marked down for clearance. The variations in color, grain and board width seemed like a good match for the job. I milled the boards, glue them up with Tite Bond III and filled some of the knots with epoxy. We are both happy with how the top came out. The finish is four coats of General Finishes High Performance, flat.

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#1 posted 08-11-2015 06:55 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 08-12-2015 01:13 PM

Very nice. The top complements the piece beautifully.

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 08-13-2015 03:14 AM

I bet this looks even better in person. I have used sappy walnut before & I think it’s very attractive. The table fits into its surroundings very well.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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