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Project by JPWHIT posted 1368 days ago 2856 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my sister in-law is getting married and my wife thought it would be nice to give them a wedding present, soooooooooooooo. this is the one that was decided on.

for the materials I used Pine just like the Woodsmith magazine did. The Dover bun feet are from Tablelegscom.
Now for the stain I mixed up 3/4 golden oak and 1/4 golden pecan since that is the color that my sister in-law and her soon to be hubby like. I finished it with satin gloss lacquer but since I do not have a spray gun I ended up using Deft Aerosol Spray to apply it. It was a learning experience for me. I think i will break down and buy a spray gun here soon. ( It might save me some money )

I did not antique it by adding a glaze but i did intentionally left defects (and added my own) to give it some character.

Over all I am quite pleased with it.

Now on to my next projects

Thanks for looking

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1368 days ago

Nice coffee table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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lovinmrv

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#2 posted 1368 days ago

Very handsome, and well done. I wonder what it would look like with a concrete top?

-- Life is a sales job.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1368 days ago

Great table .good size nice build

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JasonIndy

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#4 posted 1368 days ago

Very nice! My wife saw this on the cover and wants one of these for Christmas. Great finish I may end up trying the same thing.

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MayflowerDescendant

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#5 posted 1368 days ago

Nice work and thank you for your ongoing service!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 1367 days ago

A terrific wedding gift!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Chip

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#7 posted 1367 days ago

Honey of a piece JP! What a great present… a family heirloom for sure. Wonderful work.

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

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1367 days ago

JP, this is a really nice table and will make a wonderful wedding gift. You did a fine job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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MeloYellow

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#9 posted 1367 days ago

Nice table…saw it on the cover of the magazine and it fits our style of furniture but I had already put together our coffee table. I really like the detailed step by step article in the magazine for this table, it allows a novice like my self to learn new techniques. Did you follow the plan exactly or did you change anything? When I cook for example, I use recipes to get a feel for the dish and never follow it to the T, it is the same with woodworking for me ;)

-- Philip - Laval, Quebec, Canada

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Pdl

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#10 posted 1367 days ago

It is AMAZING!!! I am super impressed. I built the same one. I have noticed one small thing… It is HEAVY as hell. You did a great job.

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yooper

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#11 posted 1367 days ago

Awesome table. I really like the color that you created with your mix.

-- Jeff, CT - better late then never

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JPWHIT

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#12 posted 1367 days ago

Thanks for all the comments. For 98% I kept to the plans. I did use dowel pins to join the top together since I did not have a Biscut Jointer and for the side panels I also doweled them together. Maybe over kill with the joinery but I wante dto to last the test of time (there is lots of kids in our extended family and i know how kids are) The stain is my own custom blend since I did not add the glaze to it. Even with using pine it has a good heft to to. Now all to do is buy / make my own custom brand for Me to use. Free hand takes a while to do.

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

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