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Some walnut table tops

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Project by TheFridge posted 03-20-2016 04:40 PM 815 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Howdy.

The rooms to go tables we purchased had glass tops the kids kept beating themselves up on, so i got the go ahead to make some wood tops for the bases. It was kinda like watching birds fly into glass windows except it was 20 lb toddlers.

I picked up some walnut for the job. Unfortunately it was the last of pallet they had open so they let me pick through the boards no one else wanted. A lot of sap but still useable.

Walnut planed, stacked and stickered

The benefits of picking through everyone else’s leftovers

End table 1

End table 2

Coffee table

The coffee table has a lot more sap than I wanted but it’s ok I guess.

Used some spar urethane from another project for the finish. Just wiped it on 4-5 times and finished with a spray coat of satin to even everything out and a couple coats of lundmarks paste wax. Screwed them onto the bases and done.

Not much too it but thanks for looking.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 03-20-2016 06:00 PM

Hello

Nice buildt

I like the choice of wood

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 03-20-2016 10:43 PM

Solid upgrade amigo. The first few times its funny but after the 4th head smashing ya start to feel bad. Shop time in the name of child safety is a great cover too.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 03-20-2016 10:53 PM

Thanks guys. After a couple months of bonking their heads I’m beginning to think they might have permanent damage.

Excuses for shop time are always good when the old lady agrees.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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pottz

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#4 posted 03-21-2016 12:37 AM

dude those look killer,i don’t mind the sap because I buy grade 2 walnut just to get the sap and knots or voids much more interesting,and cheaper.great job.

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

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Billy E

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#5 posted 03-21-2016 01:24 PM

I don’t mind sapwood in walnut at all. I think it adds to the character. The tops look great.

-- Billy, Florence SC

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david38

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#6 posted 03-21-2016 02:22 PM

nice work

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-21-2016 02:56 PM

Wow! These tops are beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#8 posted 03-21-2016 03:02 PM

I like the sap wood included. Great looking work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 03-21-2016 03:05 PM

Thanks guys.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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grizzman

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#10 posted 07-17-2016 02:28 PM

very nice walnut tops, if you have any walnut that you think has to much sap, just send it on my way…i really hate the stuff, but i will sacrifice and take the problem off your hands…

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

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