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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 09-14-2010 09:49 PM 1496 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sculpted coffee table from more of my salvaged Katrina Oak. My favorite is the spalted look of the oak on the top. So far I have one coat of boiled linseed oil on the table. I plan to put 2 more coats and I am still debating on what other finish to use afterwards. Any suggestions?
I got so fed up trying to get good photo lighting that I just went online and ordered several photo lighting systems with tripods and daylight bulbs. I bought a 30 inch photo cube a few weeks ago and It works great but the table will not fit in it and more light is seriously needed.

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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 09:59 PM

Beautiful table. I love how you apply the Andy-style carving to other areas of woodworking. The dovetail attachment of the rails to the legs is quite nice… did you do that with a router before the carving? The legs must be some pretty thick pieces of oak, too (unless they’re laminated, but they look solid).

-- Allen, Colorado

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 09-14-2010 10:24 PM

Sculptured is right, I love everything about this table, the joinery, the wavy look on the sides and legs, the woods compliment each other, it’s a beautiful table you did a great job. I’d varnish and wax the top. I don’t think you could mess this table up no matter what you did. kudos. mike

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

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GabrielX

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#3 posted 09-14-2010 10:34 PM

Very unique. That’s amazing what you’ve done with Katrina salvage!

-- GX

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degoose

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#4 posted 09-14-2010 11:41 PM

Definitely different.

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DDDamian

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#5 posted 09-15-2010 12:17 AM

Beautiful piece – very original!!

-- - before I could only dream it....

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 09-15-2010 12:34 AM

Awesome! Beautiful! I think this is very unique!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Sonny

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#7 posted 09-15-2010 02:48 AM

Awesome dude ….....keep stayin out of the box

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grizzman

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#8 posted 09-15-2010 03:25 AM

hey that is one beautiful table..great job..yea i love the whole idea….i know what you mean when it comes to good lighting for these pictures…but awesome job on this table…grizz

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

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Bradford

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#9 posted 09-15-2010 05:40 PM

That is over the top of what I am used to seeing here. Thanks!

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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