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Project by CharlesA posted 03-16-2016 03:04 PM 888 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had four projects that have been in different stages of completion. After finishing a Walnut Mid-Century Modern coffee table, I finished this sofa table. This is my second variation on Chris Schwarz Shaker End Table. I made a large desk last summer, and now this sofa table. It is for a friend and the dimensions were given to me by her.

Dovetails were cut by hand. Finish is plain Arm-R-Seal. It is already darkening and will be a rich, dark color in 9 months or so. I am considering switching my standard finish for cherry from Arm-R-Seal to clear and Garnet shellac topped by General Finishes High Performance. The speed and quality of sprayed finishes is winning me over (plus avoiding the oil based annoyances).

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson





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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 03-16-2016 03:08 PM

You achieved a nice even tone on this piece, looks great. Nice dovetails too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 03:40 PM

Thanks, Willie.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 03-16-2016 08:56 PM

Good work. I just finished a shaker table myself. I too have been steering myself away from oil based finishes. I just love the durabilty of poly or arm-r-seal.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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#4 posted 03-16-2016 10:33 PM

Very nice clean table Charles. Your friend is fortunate.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 03-16-2016 10:49 PM

Paul and Andy, thanks for the kind words. She had to work with me for 19 years, so she deserves it.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 03-17-2016 03:38 AM

Another gem, Charles. Looking forward to the next two!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#7 posted 03-17-2016 03:57 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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