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Wenge and Yellowheart tables for my daughter Nichole

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 2530 days ago 2307 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Set of tables I’m made for my oldest daughter Nichole and her twin daughters Brianna and Alyssa.

Wenge and Curly Yellowheart.

Sanded the the top to 320 and applied 3 coats General Finishes Armor Seal
Legs and sides sanded to 120 and 2 coats of Armor seal.

Table design based on splay-legged table in recent Finewoodworking Magazine except splay angle is 95 degrees and the three table heights are 17 for the coffee table and 21 and 24 for the 2 end tables.

Edges of 1.125 inch thick table top formed with table-saw-cove jig, scraped and sanded etc.

Tops made from a single curly yellowheart board, is 12 inches wide.

Coffee table is 36 inches long and the end tables are 18.

Mortice and tennon construction pegged with 1/8 brass rod

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain





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Karson

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#1 posted 2530 days ago

Great looking tables Dan. They will be well appreciated.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 2530 days ago

Thanks Karson, I’m hoping to take them to her early next month.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dorje

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#3 posted 2530 days ago

The yellowheart edge at the bottoms of the aprons really do the trick of pulling the pieces together with the tops and the brass pegs are a neat touch. Is that solid wenge or veneered?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 2530 days ago

Wenge is solid. Sides are about 1/2 thick and the legs are 1 5/8

This lumber was bought on eBay from the seller mentioned in this lumberjocks forum ... link ...

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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silentwalnut

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#5 posted 2530 days ago

beautiful modern looking

-- .: silent walnut :.

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Jeff

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#6 posted 2530 days ago

Great stuff Dan. Since the Wenge is solid, what do those things weigh in at?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 2530 days ago

Welll … me being an old guy and pushing 260, to me they are not real heavy. >grin< ...

The yellowheart is really dense, heavey and finely grained in this board.

Wenge is also very dense, but more coursely grained and a little heavier.

Both hardwoods feel much heavier & more dense then walnut, mahogany and oak.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 2530 days ago

Beautiful Dan. I love the whole look…especially the splayed legs.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Jeff

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#9 posted 2530 days ago

Very stunning table the yellowheart is very cool looking next to the darker colored wood.

-- Jeff B.

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 2530 days ago

Great job, Dan. The splayed legs are a challenge . I really like the contrast.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bill

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#11 posted 2530 days ago

Nice work Dan. They should treasure these tables for many years to come.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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coloradoclimber

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#12 posted 2529 days ago

Dan,

The tables look great. Clean and I really like the colors. I never thought I liked yellowheart but seeing it next to the darker wenge it really looks good.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 2529 days ago

Hi Dan;

Great tables. The contrasting woods are very nice. Excellent workmanship.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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jpw1995

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#14 posted 2529 days ago

One of the best uses of yellowheart that I’ve ever seen. How was the wenge to work with?

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Dan'um Style

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#15 posted 2529 days ago

Thanks JP, Lee, Bill, Thos, Jeff, Bob and everyone else. It feels good to get this much positive feedback.

Wenge is fun to work with. Sawdust is real powdery off the table saw and really dark, making cool contrasting dark stripes in the clear bag in my dust collector.

Wenge splinters easily. I had to superglue a small spot on the top of one the table legs where a thin piece wanted to sliver off.

Wenge sands and finishes easily and because of the course grain it sucks up the oil urethane finish pretty good.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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