Finished Pie Crust Table

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Project by GaryK posted 11-25-2009 03:23 AM 3299 views 5 times favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while, huh?

Well, it’s been a long time since I finished the actual woodwork on this. The middle of May to be exact. 6 months ago!
For those of you who don’t know me too well, I hate sanding and finishing.

There is a LOT of details that needed some very intricate sanding and I got bored with it real quick. It took until last week that I finally got back to it. I have some other projects backing up and need to make the room, so I finally broke down and completed it.

If you are interested in seeing the 11 part blog on it’s construction you can find it here.

The finish is my standard finish for mahogany. Reddish brown water based dye and poly. I usually use a satin finish for everything, but for some reason I went with a high gloss for this one. If it turns out that I don’t like it, I will just add a satin topcoat to dull it down

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 03:27 AM

That is what you call very fine woodworking.

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 03:28 AM

Beautiful work, Gary!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 03:30 AM

Your workmanship never ceases to please the eye.
Great looking table. Thanks for posting.


-- Gary, Florida.

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 03:30 AM

Looks fantastic Gary super job and super blog. Sanding That’s what’s holding up my pie crust too.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 11-25-2009 03:31 AM

Gary can you put a price on it?

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#6 posted 11-25-2009 03:43 AM

A very nice finish!

Really COOL!

Thank you for finally Finishing it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 11-25-2009 03:55 AM

Equisite detail and design as always! You are one of the best craftsman out there. It is a pleasure to see your work. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 11-25-2009 04:01 AM

That sigh of relief after you know you have finally finished a piece. Priceless!!!
Very nicely finished Gary.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#9 posted 11-25-2009 04:02 AM

Beautiful table! Nice original touch on the legs and an informative blog. Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 11-25-2009 04:03 AM

Finally!! I have been wondering where you were on this table but, knowing that you had rather design and build a project, I guessed that you were “working” on the finishing end of it. I was just hoping it would not take as long to complete this one as it did your harpsichord. :)

This turned out nicely and you did a good job on the finishing as well. This is truly a beautiful piece of furniture.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 11-25-2009 04:14 AM

Another beautiful project. Always pleasing to the eye!

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#12 posted 11-25-2009 04:33 AM

beautiful color and design

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

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#13 posted 11-25-2009 04:44 AM

Looks great Gary.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#14 posted 11-25-2009 04:49 AM

Awesome piece Gary. The grain and color are incredible and your table features very carefully done details. I can add this piece to the many projects I’d like to build eventually. I am wondering, did you turn the table top?

Take care,


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#15 posted 11-25-2009 04:52 AM

Fantastic job, Gary. It looks like it belongs in an old English castle.

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

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