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Project by mision56 posted 02-08-2017 05:43 PM 639 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished this table for my girlfriends sister’s wedding. Was a few weeks (ok months) late, but I am pretty happy with how it came out. The joinery is mostly dowels and the finish was my first experience with water based Arm R Seal. Not entirely happy with the finish, but all in all it was a positive experience.





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Kelster58

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#1 posted 02-08-2017 08:56 PM

That is a beautiful table. The fit and finish looks great !

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#2 posted 02-08-2017 09:16 PM

Nice – I like the arch in the skirts

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 02-08-2017 11:49 PM

A fine looking coffee table—I’m sure the happy couple love it!

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#4 posted 02-08-2017 11:59 PM

I see a lot of people’s work. This is simple and elegant. This is perfect.

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#5 posted 02-09-2017 05:39 AM

In the one finished picture you have, the finish looks great. What were the problems you experienced, I wanted to try the water borne Arm R Seal on a few things?

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#6 posted 02-09-2017 04:49 PM

looks great

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mision56

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#7 posted 02-10-2017 05:46 PM



In the one finished picture you have, the finish looks great. What were the problems you experienced, I wanted to try the water borne Arm R Seal on a few things?

- bigblockyeti

BigblockYeti, Mainly that it wasn’t self leveling enough. I wound up thinning it out by 30% or so but I had to really sand between coats. usually I do 320/400 for the first coat then 600 just to skuff it up between, but I had to do a pretty thorough sand at 400 each coat. Between the sanding and thinning I wound up doing 4-5 coats to get it built up enough, so it was a pretty long process. Also, not in love with the satin finish. The test boards I did it seemed a little flatter than the final product.

Will definitely use it again (at least until the can is empty :) but I’ll probably do more test pieces next time.

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mision56

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#8 posted 02-10-2017 05:48 PM



Nice – I like the arch in the skirts

- recycle1943


Thanks Man, I like to try something new on each piece and hadn’t done arched skirts before.

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mision56

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#9 posted 02-10-2017 05:51 PM



I see a lot of people s work. This is simple and elegant. This is perfect.

- dannmarks


Thanks Dan, Someday I’‘l make something that isn’t simple just to mess up the streak :)

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