Little pine table

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Project by Mip posted 06-15-2016 12:45 AM 710 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made two of these tables out of pine from Germany. I work for a company that gets supplies shipped over from Germany, and the wood was just a 4 by 4 post wedged in the back of the container to keep everything from sliding around.
My parents have two of these tables in their house, and I saw them, liked them, so I made them. The fifth picture shows it in pieces; the original breaks down, too, so I copied it. The last picture shows my table and the original, which is stained dark. I just put a clear poly on mine. Did you know that poly from one company is not the same shade as poly from another company? I didn’t either. So I’ll just have to keep them separate with a very long couch in the middle so nobody notices the different shades.
If I decide to sell these, I’ll have to figure in the origin of the wood and add 200 dollars, since it’s German pine.

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#1 posted 06-15-2016 03:23 AM


Love the tables!

Not only are the colors of poly different from one company to another, but also in the same company. Take a look at Minwax Hi-Build vs. Minwax Fast Dry.

And the water-based Minwax poly has even less color. It’s not too much of a problem as long as you don’t end up combining them on the same piece. I hated the dark Hi-Build so I used it for shop furniture.


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#2 posted 06-15-2016 03:34 AM

VERY nice!

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#3 posted 06-15-2016 05:10 AM

Or at least 200 German marks

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#4 posted 06-15-2016 06:42 PM

This table looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-15-2016 09:40 PM

”The fifth picture shows it in pieces; the original breaks down, too, so I copied it.”


Table ain’t bad, either.

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#6 posted 06-16-2016 03:39 AM

Thanks for the comments, everybody. Lightweightladylefty, I think I know what the problem was with the different shades: one was an oïl base and the other was water base poly. Not to much difference in the shades, the oïl base is more orangey yellow and the water base shows the natural color of the pine. I ran out of the oïl base, so I picked up the water base by mistake.
Johnhutchinson, I had an excellent English teacher in grade school. Unfortunately, she just passed away last month. She was in her eighties.

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