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Kevin Rodel's Limbert style coffee table

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Project by RobS888 posted 09-22-2016 09:47 PM 1266 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project!

From rough sawn to finished table.

My wife asked me to make this for her out of her stack of curly red oak. This is by far the most difficult thing I have made. I learned a lot about following directions! I need to work on my stock selection, I found with the legs I needed to match the grain better. The grid in the base isn’t as hard as it might seem.

It is finished with Watco natural Danish oil and 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal on all parts and 6 coats applied with a foam brush on the top.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.





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htl

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#1 posted 09-22-2016 09:50 PM

Very nicely done.
I love this style turned out great.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 09:51 PM

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-22-2016 10:01 PM

very nice.
Limbert is underappreciated, IMO

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#4 posted 09-22-2016 10:31 PM

Beautiful table.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#5 posted 09-23-2016 12:46 AM

That’s a great looking Limbert table—especially as this was your first project! You got not only a beautiful table, but a learning experience. Looking forward to seeing your next project!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 09-23-2016 01:08 AM

Well done!! You are well on your way to even more beautiful projects!! The color on the top turned out consistent. In that one picture of the raw glued up top, it looks like some lighter and darker planks. Great job on blending the color and consistency!!!

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#7 posted 09-23-2016 02:43 AM

A well done and wonderful project,

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#8 posted 09-23-2016 03:40 AM

Incredible job on this table. Very nice work.

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#9 posted 09-23-2016 09:03 AM

Well done. Especially for the first project! Keep up the good work.

regards

Michael

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#10 posted 09-23-2016 11:53 AM

Looks great.

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#11 posted 09-23-2016 01:54 PM

very nice

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#12 posted 09-23-2016 03:33 PM

This is a wonderful piece and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 09-23-2016 03:41 PM

I really like this piece.
You did a great job!

-- Chem, Central California

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#14 posted 09-23-2016 09:13 PM

Look great.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#15 posted 09-24-2016 05:53 AM

Fine craftsmanship.

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