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Project by RONFINCH posted 1273 days ago 1194 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table I built for my self, an end table for my living room. It is made from Black Walnut that my girl friends father had stored at his house pre-Katrina. It cleaned up well. The finish is a wipe on Polyurethane, which I have decided I really like, a little more labor intensive because I tend to put quite a few coats on. Pocket joinery was used to connect everything, no glue. I really want to start learning about mortise and tenon as I believe it gives a lot stronger joint. The idea for this table came from a project that was posted previously here on LJ, wish I could remember who it was in order to give them credit for it. The tiles I picked up from the RE-STORE (Habitat for Humanity) for a whopping $1.50 each.





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Bradford

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#1 posted 1273 days ago

Is that a tile in the center? I hope you left enough room for expansion. It looks solid.

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

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Skylark53

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#2 posted 1273 days ago

The table looks really nice. B’s right-a tight net fit may well create havoc.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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RONFINCH

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#3 posted 1273 days ago

I know the picture doesn’t show it, but there is about 1/16’’ on each side of the tile. Worse come to worse, I can sand the tile a bit on each side.

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sawdust55109

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#4 posted 1273 days ago

Nice..Gotta love working with walnut. easy on the tools, bits and most important, the eyes..

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 1273 days ago

Sharp angles and great color, you did a fine job.
I am still locked up in boxes, too chicken to start on real furniture yet.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Chip

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#6 posted 1273 days ago

Tight fits, clean lines, great wood… beautiful result… who could ask for more? Good job Ron!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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RONFINCH

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#7 posted 1272 days ago

I know what you mean, Scott. I was timid about stepping up, too! But what the heck, I decided to jump in starting with a couple of sofa tables made out of pine. That way if I messed up at least the wood wasn’t too expensive. It was good to get over my fear of ruining beautiful Black Walnut. Tally Ho!! On to bigger and better projects!!!!!!!

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twokidsnosleep

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#8 posted 1272 days ago

True Ron, I guess all of life takes some guts or else you wait on the side lines the whole game.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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