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Finally finished my walnut kitchen table

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Project by MashMaster posted 04-23-2018 03:28 AM 717 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After buying some walnut lumber from someone on here in 2012 off the back of a truck. Waited two years for it to be dry and stable. I learned a lot on this project, (like never working with that raw of wood ever again), new techniques to me and tool limitations. But even though it took me so long, I took lots of breaks and was super busy being a dad and Scoutmaster, I am happy with the results.

My wife, who was not super happy with the mess and time I took, said she loves it! She then asked me to make her some chairs…..

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX





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#1 posted 04-23-2018 03:40 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Dave!

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#2 posted 04-23-2018 04:58 PM

Thanks, I appreciate it

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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#3 posted 04-23-2018 06:03 PM

Your table is beautiful. I’ve heard some woodworkers say they don’t like the yellow (sapwood) in walnut. I think yours is perfect. Adds character in the wood to me! You said you’ll never work with raw wood again, as someone who hasn’t worked with raw wood like that much can you tell me why? I just want to learn from your mistakes. Thanks. By the way your finish was perfect, not too glossy.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#4 posted 04-23-2018 06:13 PM

+1 on the sapwood. Very nice Dave. Well done. Now here’s the thing. It starts with the table…Wouldn’t new chairs be nice… now what about all that OLD living room stuff. Excellent opportunity to start increasing your tool stable. :)

-- Mark

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#5 posted 04-23-2018 06:51 PM



Your table is beautiful. I ve heard some woodworkers say they don t like the yellow (sapwood) in walnut. I think yours is perfect. Adds character in the wood to me! You said you ll never work with raw wood again, as someone who hasn t worked with raw wood like that much can you tell me why? I just want to learn from your mistakes. Thanks. By the way your finish was perfect, not too glossy.

- XrayJay

Thanks, I like that it was air dried so the color variations are wider than kiln dried.

The finish was Arm-R-Seal Satin. It was very easy to work with and is supposed to best the best poly around.

Regarding the raw wood, the wood was cupped, bowed, and twisted like crazy. That is why the majority of it became shorter segments that I made into a parquet style top. It also had little pits and viens taken out by some kind of bug at some point in time. So I had to either waste those areas or clean them out and fill them in with epoxy. After I was able to mill all the wood, it works the same. After milling it, some of the pieces moved like crazy, and had to be milled again.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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#6 posted 04-23-2018 06:54 PM



+1 on the sapwood. Very nice Dave. Well done. Now here s the thing. It starts with the table…Wouldn t new chairs be nice… now what about all that OLD living room stuff. Excellent opportunity to start increasing your tool stable. :)

- Mark

Thanks, I think the sapwood came out nice. I have heard chairs are crazy hard so that is a little bit daunting.

One cool thing was that I picked up a couple of 100 year old hand planes and used them on the table top. That was pretty cool.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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#7 posted 04-24-2018 03:07 AM

Time spent as a Scoutmaster is an investment in the boys and our nation. Congratulations and “hike on!”

-- 1965 Scooper

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