Cherry Magazine Table

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Project by Obi posted 2769 days ago 2246 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Third one. First one had no… I call them the aprons, i could be wrong. Second one fell off the table saw when the garage door hit the pipe clamps that were upside down knocking it to the floor and denting the top of the table. Third one was sanded more, 5 coats of Lacquer. And hidden in the front room where nobody could hurt it.

Oh… details. Red Mahogany Stain Finish. Custom legs I stole the pattern from my brother-in-law’s mother’s old table and i have no idea how old it was, but the pattern was there and i had a pencil. so, viola, it’s as good as mine. 19 3/4” in length and 13” in width

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2769 days ago

Nice legs Obi.

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#2 posted 2769 days ago

I like it Obi. What is the wood? I think the reference to Mahogany is the stain, not the wood. Have I got that correct?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 2769 days ago

Obi, nice work. What species of wood did you use – cherry? I like the joinery and laquer finish. Great project.


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#4 posted 2769 days ago

Thanks Dennis.
And Don, it’s Cherry.

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#5 posted 2769 days ago

Great looking table. finish came out nice. That’s a heap of lacquer. What stain did you use? Looks like MinWax – oil base. Have you tried any aniline dyes?

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#6 posted 2769 days ago

this is cool… beautiful lines and looks really functional—besides just being a table

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2768 days ago

Obi, if this is one of those pieces that you’ve mentioned as “settling for good-enough” I’ll be looking forward to something that actually meets your personal high standard!
This looks very nice.

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#8 posted 2768 days ago

Nice. Great idea, Great finish. Cherry is really a show off wood.

-- Marty Ohio

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#9 posted 2768 days ago

Darryl. this is one of them. With all the potential that the style has, and the potential that the wood has, i expect more out of it. I guess taking all into consideration, this is that bad for an old Framer. Sanding … I need to do more sanding.

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#10 posted 2767 days ago

I loaded a bunch of pictures to my website so you can see the project before and after I finished it. I think in the future I’ll be adding pictures of the manufacture and construction process.

In fact I might just have to make one for myself to keep all my Shopnotes magazines and Wood Smith magazines.

I’m thinking of another wood combination, or maybe Mahogany

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#11 posted 1023 days ago

good job!

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