aromatic cedar and slate tile sofa table

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Project by alexsutula posted 01-15-2010 07:53 AM 4368 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this table for my cousin. She saw a table she liked in a store in Pittsburgh but it was on back order. I based my design off of the table she liked. I changed the legs, added a shelf, and spiced up the profile around the edges. Made from aromatic cedar, I stabilized the knots with epoxy and siliconed the slate tiles on the top and sealed it up. The finish is min-wax wipe-on clear gloss poly urethane. I installed 2 hooks on the inside face of the back apron and 2 i-bolts on an extra board that can be sanded periodically to revitalize the aroma. I later read an article that did not recommend using urethane of aromatic cedar cause of the oils in the wood. It has been 6 months since and I haven’t heard any complaints since.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#1 posted 01-15-2010 09:34 AM


-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 01-15-2010 02:28 PM

This is another nice table and it is interesting to see the different media in its construction. The cedar has some nice character and the slate blends in well.

Nice job.

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

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#3 posted 01-15-2010 02:55 PM

Very nice. Love the cedar and tile together nice mediums together.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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