Coffee table... in Australian Red Cedar...!!

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Project by degoose posted 09-27-2009 01:06 PM 2462 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The timber for the top of this table was cut here in Caboolture in 1946. I bought the slabs from the bloke who cut the tree down. The legs however I bought at a flea market for 10 bucks a piece already turned.. There is a fine stripe stringing between the boards in the top and the frame. [Silver Ash]
Mortise and Tenon construction with hand made wooden buttons to attach the top.
Four Coats of Tung Oil Finish and polished with Feast Watson Mastertouch furniture oil.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 09-27-2009 01:14 PM

Beautiful table Larry. The string work is very nice and adds a lot to the overall appearance. The turned legs looked very well done too. Are you hiding a lathe somewhere in your shop?

Just curious. What time is it there now?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-27-2009 01:15 PM

That is some gorgeous looking wood. Great job with the inlay it really adds to it. Well done.

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#3 posted 09-27-2009 01:32 PM

holy cowzer larry…you made a pices of furniture… taken back…didnt know you did such work..very nice table mate…..i was thinking the other day that when you tell us what your boards and such are made of…i was wondering where do you get all of these great woods…..have you been collecting for a long time or what… after makin fun of my lumber storing techniques…for an undisclosed amount of xxxx…..fosters or whatever else you consume… can come and help me get all of this staked in a way i can get to it… need a break from the shop anyway…....besides i also need you to teach me the aussie language….now ive gotten …bloke…..gidday….mate…....i want to know it all… this is an offer you cant resist…..and the bonus is you get the first dance with the man in red….....rock your socks mate…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 09-27-2009 01:40 PM

I will be aboard the first east bound 747 but I hope it doesn’t rain in Alabama. Cobber, china, , drongo. bonza, sheila… stone the crows… chuck us a nuther tinnie.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 09-27-2009 01:51 PM

Very nice, mate!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 09-27-2009 01:58 PM

oh yea tinnie….....yea ive got this mate down under who knows this bloke who gets him the bonza….then passes him a few tinnies…..and then hes down fer the count…....swingin with some shelia…from who knows where, wearin some red dress…man id shine up my boots for a swing with degoose….we could post some pictures on lumber jocks that would make us the envy of all the bloke’s…....and of coarse i would send ya home with some of our southern red cedar…....well it must be getting late there…..its 7 morn here…...have a great night larry….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 09-27-2009 02:05 PM

Grizz 10.00 in the night time here.. good night… Love the AWSTRAAALEEANNE accent..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 09-27-2009 02:10 PM

well ill put it this way…..ive been wearin my hip boots for sevreal weeks now…...and the creek is now a river…and ive to to hire me some bloke to boat me to me shop… ..and when ya walk outside after just takin a shower…....ya gotta do it again in 20 minutes…....but winter is coming..temps are lowering..and ill be stokin the wood stove soon….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 09-27-2009 03:30 PM

The table came out wonderful.

GREAT find on the legs


-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#10 posted 09-27-2009 03:32 PM

Beautiful table Larry. Your do fine work of all kinds.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 09-27-2009 03:51 PM

You mates down under do things right proper.

I really enjoy your work and I’m getting more ideas than I can possibly handle.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#12 posted 09-27-2009 05:14 PM

I have come to believe the only thing lazy about Larry is. He must be too lazy to go to bed. Degoose must be up and working 24/7.
How does one person get this much work done, and have so much fun doing it?
Larry I can only say you do the most beautiful work I have ever seen.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#13 posted 09-27-2009 05:39 PM

And yet you have time for 150 cutting boards… I need to step up my production! I got in 5 good hours yesterday in the shop after work! Finished sanding wifes cutting boards and started building a stand for my planer, 86 pounds is getting heavey everyday LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 09-27-2009 05:43 PM

Hey Larry super table. AKA lazy larry stand.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#15 posted 09-27-2009 07:51 PM

Larry, great looking table and to think you found the time to do it right now.

-- John @

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