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Project by Kennethjg posted 11-11-2015 02:27 PM 2032 views 20 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this probably last month or so. The top is Sipo mahogany, and the end caps are from an old 4×4 my dad got when he worked at the power plant. He said the transformers would get shipped to them on these 4×4’s. He’s always called it ironwood, but evidently that’s an umbrella term for several very dense species of wood, so I don’t know what it actually is, just that it’s really heavy, dense, and it’s gorgeous. The legs are walnut. I tried to incorporate a little sapwood in there for some contrast. I love a more natural look. I hate it when, at the cabinet shop I work at, someone wants cabinets, but they want all the knots and sapwood cut out.

I did the top with that planked farmhouse style that is apparently really popular right now. Really, I just saw a table I liked online that I really liked, and I tried to emulate it.

Then to finish it out, I borrowed my boss’s airless spray rig, and sprayed her down with 2 coats of sanding sealer (just for good measure) and I believe 3 coats of pre-catalyzed lacquer.

Anyway, I’m really proud of this table. It turned out beautiful and my girlfriend is super excited to have it in the house.
She just wants a bench and chairs now. Hah
I don’t know why the pictures uploaded sideways. Turn your head to get the full effect, I guess.

-- It ain't custom unless you fucked it up.





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#1 posted 11-11-2015 03:03 PM

Gorgeous table! I really like the finish.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 11-11-2015 04:09 PM

Beautiful table, fanrastic work. Truly something to be proud of.

-- "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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#3 posted 11-11-2015 05:34 PM

That’s a fine table and nice leg design.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#4 posted 11-11-2015 08:59 PM

nice use of various materials. I like the leg design also.

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#5 posted 11-11-2015 10:06 PM

Very nice! Congratulations and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 11-11-2015 10:11 PM

THATS A GREAT TABLE I ALSO LIKE MIXING IN SOME SAP WOOD AND KNOTS MAKES A MUCH MORE INTERESTING LOOK THAN CLEAN STRAIGHT GRAIN ESPECIALLY IN SOMETHING ON THE RUSTIC SIDE.I GLADLY TAKE THE WOOD OTHERS THROW OUT.WELL ILL LET YA GO I KNOW YOU HAVE CHAIRS TO MAKE-LOL.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 11-12-2015 12:42 AM

That’s a great looking trestle table—I really like your leg design! I can see why your girlfriend is excited to have it in the house!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 11-12-2015 01:49 AM

What a piece or art, wonderful looking table!

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#9 posted 11-12-2015 01:27 PM

there’s some beautiful tables being posted lately and yours is one of the cleanest looking I’ve seen. The top and bottom contrast is perfect. I too am in the middle of a bench build to match the farmhouse table I put up about a month ago. I’m down to the last pieces of pine from the cotton mill and it’s got a huge bow, so I’m working out how I’ll get that to work as my stretcher. Good luck with yours.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 11-12-2015 01:38 PM

Thank you guys for the kind words. It means a lot.

-- It ain't custom unless you fucked it up.

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#11 posted 11-14-2015 02:10 PM

Great job on this! Love how it finished out. Legs are awesome.

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#12 posted 11-14-2015 03:16 PM

Looks like a very fine table Kenneth,good job. I hope you did not join the bread board ends with pocket screws like so many plans online do,that spells big trouble with wood movement.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 11-14-2015 07:23 PM

No sir, I don’t use the pocket hole jig very often. However, I did use dowels on the breadboard end. Hopefully it doesn’t mean trouble for me later on.

-- It ain't custom unless you fucked it up.

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#14 posted 11-14-2015 08:16 PM

Hi Kenneth
I think a little better understanding of what the problem could be affixing wood where the grains cross it might help to know a little more about wood movement. This link will hopefully help you to understand that better. Please know I’m trying to be helpful ,not critical.

http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/article/understanding-wood-movement.aspx

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 11-14-2015 08:30 PM

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