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Bubinga Dining Table

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Project by Art posted 09-04-2015 04:42 PM 1236 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The legs were a major lathe challenge for me as I do not have a computerized lathe. As we all know, it’s easy to make the first one but a bear to get 4 that pretty well match. I added drawers for cutlery, serviettes and candles. I just used offcut hardwood for the drawer cases as they are not visible.

Bubinga is a dark hardwood that is sometimes called African Rose….....but it really isn’t. It grows near the Congo and is somewhere between teak and oak in hardness. It machines incredibly well and the natural color and grain is beautiful!

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk. A lion leaves its skin when it dies....





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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#1 posted 09-04-2015 07:15 PM

Bu-Bu-Bubinga table? Wow!!! Great job!

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 09-04-2015 09:57 PM

Beautiful job here, fantastic table. If the legs don’t match all that well, just mount them on different corners so people can’t see them up close to each other & compare?

Sorry had to say that, but its true, no one is going to measure & compare them. Looks great, nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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BenR

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#3 posted 09-04-2015 11:45 PM

Looks great. Congradulations on the build.

-- Ben in Va

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mbs

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 04:19 AM

Very nice. what are the dimensions?

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Art

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#5 posted 09-05-2015 06:36 AM

Thanks, it’s an 8 seater…...1.2×2.4m.

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk. A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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Charles Maxwell

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#6 posted 09-05-2015 01:37 PM

superb! can you share some details on your bubinga woods. cost, availability…etc.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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gsimon

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#7 posted 09-05-2015 02:38 PM

Excellent job – congrats

-- Greg Simon

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BGW

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#8 posted 09-09-2015 12:06 PM

Man, Art…that’s a great project. Well done, friend!

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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Randy M.

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#9 posted 12-07-2015 02:25 AM

Wow very nice great wood, especially like the drawers as an extra touch.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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