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Teak and Mahogany Table

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Project by Jim posted 1759 days ago 1932 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Table with wide teak edging and teak legs. Top is mahogany. It’s a multi-use table that will double as an artist’s work table ( it’ll be covered with glass), and extra dining table. Drawer is for storing art supplies. My first time working with teak and I really enjoyed this wood. It works easily and has a natural oil/waxy feeling. I had concerns about gluing the teak because of its oiliness but I wiped it with acetone and then glued using yellow glue (Titebond III) and had no problems. In fact I took some pieces and test glued them and then tried to break them—no problem with the glue joints. The yellow glue held great. The legs were laminated to make 3” square.

-- Jim, www.greenteawoodworking.com





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blockhead

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#1 posted 1759 days ago

Very nice table…I really like the clean design and looks super sturdy. You will get many years of use… Great job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Walnut_Weasel

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#2 posted 1759 days ago

Looks good. Thanks for sharing.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 1759 days ago

Straight, Strong & Sturdy.

Just what the doctor ordered!

-- Having fun...Eric

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 1759 days ago

Interesting design….looks great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dennis_MGWW

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#5 posted 1759 days ago

Very nice, I love the look of both teak and mahogany.

-- Dennis, http://www.maplegrovewoodworks.com/ http://twitter.com/#!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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woodchips

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#6 posted 1759 days ago

did you find that you really enjoyed the smell of fresh cut/sanded teak? it is my absolute favorite wood to smell, truly love to smell it.

great looking table too, by the way!

~isaac

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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shopmania

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#7 posted 1759 days ago

Did you put a small rabbet around the edge of the big panel to make a groove around the edge? It’s hard to tell in the picture. Nice looking table!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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scottz

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#8 posted 1759 days ago

Beautiful table.

Like shopmania, I’m also curious about the top assembly – is it basically frame and panel construction?

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 1758 days ago

Beautiful table!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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