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My first try at furniture, coffee table is first piece of a 4 piece set. Working on the Two End Tables then Sofa table. Used four coats of clear, no stain.
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#1 posted 10-20-2009 04:44 AM
wow…love that shine on the top…i just checked out some Arts and Craft books from the library…cant wait…to make something…
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
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#2 posted 10-20-2009 05:15 AM
Absolutely. I love it, too. Our home’s woodwork is mostly mission, but with some shaker. You did an excellent job.
Was it from plans … that you have … or did you design it. If it’s plans … can you point me to them? I think SWMBO would love it.
BTW: is it a glue-up top? If so, how many boards @ what dimension?
Very nicely done.
Matt: I sometimes miss your part of the world, but … where I live now … we have crazy, former L.A. balloon boy people :-)
-- -- Neil
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#3 posted 10-20-2009 05:29 AM
Looks great, I started one of these today.
-- Roy L, Arizona
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#4 posted 10-20-2009 05:31 AM
What a wonderful table, looks great….
-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT
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#5 posted 10-20-2009 05:33 AM
looks great very nice table and good details
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#6 posted 10-20-2009 06:24 AM
That table looks great! Might have to investigate hickory for some future projects.
-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....
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#7 posted 10-20-2009 06:48 AM
Great flow on the grain….Nice work….
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#8 posted 10-20-2009 11:52 AM
Great looking table and great looking work. I read some time ago that hickory was difficult wood to work with. What is your opinion on that?
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
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#9 posted 10-20-2009 12:37 PM
This is a wonderful looking table. I am a big fan of mission style furniture and it looks like you did a good job on the construction and finish of this table. Hickory is a beautiful wood with nice color variation and gorgeous graining.l I am looking forward to seeing the next additions to this set.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
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#10 posted 10-20-2009 01:08 PM
Beautiful grain.Nice build.
-- Safety first because someone needs you.
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#11 posted 10-20-2009 01:48 PM
Very nice table…..like the grain
-- The Olson workshop
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#12 posted 10-20-2009 02:52 PM
For me personally Hickory is a hit or miss on how good it looks. But you nailed it! Looks great. Nice work.
-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com
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#13 posted 10-20-2009 03:20 PM
-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!
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#14 posted 10-20-2009 04:21 PM
Nicely made. Love the finish.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
#15 posted 10-20-2009 05:06 PM
Thanks all, I took the plans for mission furniture I bought from WoodCraft Store, Modified it by skipping the drawer and eliminating the Farrings (sp?) (Cut arched on the rails). Put a 45 Deg champer on the rails, legs, shelf and top.
yes NBeener, I glued up the top. used 5/4 s2s Rustic Hickory board that were differend widths. Tried to match grain best I could.
stefang, Hickory is not hard to work with. Requires a sharp blade. I bought a new tablesaw blade, (diablo 80 tooth). harder than Oak but half the price per board foot.
Scott… 50 percent finished with the matching end tables
Thanks everyone again for the nice comments.
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