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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 1492 days ago 1711 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an end table made from spalted white oak from trees knocked over during hurricane Katrina on 8-29-2005. The legs are sapele because I had a 2×8x36” piece in the shop gathering dust. My wife came up with the idea and layout of the leg shaping. The shaping of the legs made more dust than any project I can ever remember doing.
The legs are dovetailed to the aprons instead of mortise and tenon joints.
the finish is boiled linseed oil with 3 coats of lacquer sprayed and sanded to 1200 before applting Briwax.

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schloemoe

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#1 posted 1492 days ago

Nice table like the legs….....................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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blockhead

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#2 posted 1492 days ago

Nice looking table Greg. The oak is gorgeous and the way you shaped the legs looks like melting chocolate. Very cool!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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wseand

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#3 posted 1492 days ago

What a great looking table. A real beaut.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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jayjay

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#4 posted 1492 days ago

Nice looking table. You did a good job on transitioning the technique you use on your boxes over to furniture.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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DaddyZ

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#5 posted 1492 days ago

Nice Table, Nice Curves !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 1492 days ago

Beautiful, awesome job

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 1492 days ago

Nice table. The legs are really cool.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Maveric777

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#8 posted 1492 days ago

That table rocks Greg. I’m with Jason on how well you transferred a technique from one kind of project to another. I think it came out awesome…. Good stuff Greg….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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lumberdustjohn

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#9 posted 1492 days ago

love the grain on the top!
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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mpounders

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#10 posted 1492 days ago

Those legs are pretty neat. Great idea!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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michelletwo

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#11 posted 1492 days ago

interesting that you took your box decorations to your table. And why not ..a table is a box on taller legs..

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1492 days ago

Interesting Idea it seems someone else had the same Idea with another piece.

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mtnwild

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#13 posted 1491 days ago

I like it! Very interesting and beautiful. Well done!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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RexMcKinnon

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#14 posted 1491 days ago

Nice, I love the legs.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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RayCurtis

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#15 posted 1491 days ago

Greg,
I sort of like it. Each individual peice is amazing, the top and sides have great figure, and the legs are an inspiraation, but put them all together and it seems just a little too busy. Other than that it’s great.

-- RayCurtis

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