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Red Gum and Birdseye Huon Pine Table.

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Project by Rob posted 2523 days ago 1407 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a table made of veneered MDF, which was losing its veneer very quickly. Since I thought it was a bit bizarre for a Woodworker to have a totally MDF table in his own house, I decided to make this. The table is 50”xa little over 2ft wide and about 18” tall. It has two drawers.
A little while ago, someone from the Festool Owners Group asked me to show how I went about making my stuff. I submitted this table for him. It is now at

http://www.burrellcustomcarpentry.com/gpage1.html

I am more than happy to add any details that are missing should you wish to make it.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2523 days ago

great step-by-step outline.
Table is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jeff

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#2 posted 2523 days ago

I checked out the link and it was easy to fallow (the step by steps that is) that is a great lookin table as well by the way good work.

-- Jeff B.

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2523 days ago

great table. I like the contrast of the gum and pine

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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scottb

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#4 posted 2523 days ago

look great. I’m guessing your down in Australia? otherwise you’ve got a great lumber supplier.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Don

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#5 posted 2523 days ago

Another nice one, Rob.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2523 days ago

Rob another beautiful project. I sure like that Red Gum and Birdseye Huon Pine combination. I’ve never seen those woods sold here in the US, anybody know if it’s available here?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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jembo

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#7 posted 2522 days ago

Nice work and great detail in your link.

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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Bill

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#8 posted 2522 days ago

A nice looking table Rob. Great colors!

Looks like a Festool shop! I see lots of great equipment there. How do you like the rail system?

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

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Rob

139 posts in 2525 days


#9 posted 2521 days ago

Hi all,
Scott, I am indeed an Aussie. But there are some select dealers where you can get these woods. My suggestion is to do a search on timber yards/merchants/sales in each of the Ausstralian states and see if you can get the timber direct. Most are already set up for export/import, so there should be no real drama. Cost, however is a different thing. Red Gum is very heavy and dense, so freight goes up quite a bit. Some is sold in the US, but it may not be called Red Gum, it may be something like Red Eucalypt.

Bill, this is so much a Festool shop, the sales reps come straight to me for their commissions!
The rail system is superb, for use with the TS75, the Trion Jig saw and the OF2000 router.
I use the TS75 for jointing now. Simply cut allong the board and match to the next. Here’s acouple of pics one end on and on from the top of Merbau (a malaysian H/W which cootains so much silica that the cut faces and saw dust are yellow.
See if you find the joints. Remeber, TS75 only no other prep (plane, jointer,sanding.)

I am now the proud owner of a Kapex SCMS. I’ve had it a week and already go looking for laser guidlines on all my tools. And it is powerful. Not for the faint at heart.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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Grant

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#10 posted 1944 days ago

I really enjoy your style and the species of woods that you have chosen to build your projects with. I really enjoy seeing something made from Huon Pine. I traveled to Tasmania about 8 years ago and absolutely fell in love with the lumber, but I am unable to find any large quantities here in the states. My relatives, whom still live in and around Hobart, send me little odds and ends for holidays, including a packet of Huon Pine seeds this past Christmas, although I don’t think they will fare in the Nebraska climate. I just wanted to let you know that I like your choices of lumber and projects.
Cheers,
Grant

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