Occasional table

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Project by Roz posted 04-20-2010 08:42 PM 1525 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother-in-law mentioned that she wanted a simple small table for her back porch, so I built her one.
It took about 6 hours start to finish. The entire thing is Red Oak and the legs are commercially made balusters I picked up at a home improvement store for a few cents each and cut to length.

The color is Minwax Early American and the finish is three coats of Minwax oil finish lightly scuffed with 0000-steal wool between coats. It is about 13 inches square and 22 inches tall. I used biscuit joints to assemble the frame and drilled the under side of the top to receive the dowelled ends of the leg tops. The edges of the tabletop received a rounded over.
Thanks for looking.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 04-20-2010 09:26 PM

6 hours! What are you in production now! haha Looks great :)

-- Brian, Pelham, AL

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 12:22 AM

Nice table.

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 12:37 AM

good job terry…im sure she loves it and you are her favorite now…ha…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-21-2010 02:00 AM

really very beautiful table.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 04-21-2010 05:03 AM

Thanks to you all. Grizz, I have often said that I have been her second favorite son-in-law, even when I was the only one….. he-he-he.
I am sorry the pictures are not better.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 04-21-2010 05:13 AM

Nice work Terry

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 04-21-2010 01:58 PM

Fast and nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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