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Project by BenR posted 1207 days ago 1857 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a table by my chair for coffee, so this is it. All of my projects are a first at this point. First time using oak; first time making a circle, first time cutting tendons. Table has a walnut stain and wipe on poly. Used quarter sawn white oak, but not sure why parts of the table do not look like it. Any help here would be appreciated. Thanks for looking.





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 1207 days ago

Nicely done, the Qsawn oak top is wonderful…BC

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Max

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#2 posted 1207 days ago

Nice looking table. With quarter sawn oak, only two the two face sides will have the rays or tiger stripes. The other two sides will be like flat sawn oak. You can make all four sides of a leg like you have on your table have the quarter sawn look by making some thin ( 1/16” to 1/8” ) strips and face gluing them on the flat sawn sides of the legs or by making you legs out of 3/4” qtr sawn oak and mitering the long edges of four pieces and gluing them together. The easiest is to apply the thin strips with the quartered sides showing. Hope this makes sense and helps.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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rwde

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#3 posted 1207 days ago

I am partial to quarter sawn oak, and this is why. Good work.

Rob

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Mike Gager

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#4 posted 1207 days ago

looks pretty nice to me.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 1207 days ago

Congrats on all of your “firsts” on this project . It looks wonderful : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1207 days ago

Nicely done.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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rodneyh

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#7 posted 1207 days ago

Very nicely done. This same table is on my list. You might try Jeff Jewitt’s finish recipe. It looks a bit daunting when you read thru it, but it’s really pretty straightforward. I’m really just getting started into woodworking and have used it on all of my QS white oak (some of them posted here). I’m trying to mimic various Stickley finishes. I can’t say the colors match Stickley exactly, but the 3 colors I’ve done all looked great to me. I’ve seen no evidence of any color mismatch from board to board.

http://www.homesteadfinishingproducts.com/pdf/mission_oak_rev6-2010.pdf

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KnotCurser

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#8 posted 1207 days ago

A VERY handsome piece – very nice dimensions as well as wood selection.

Great job!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1207 days ago

I like it dual purpose makes sense and it looks great too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BenR

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#10 posted 1207 days ago

Thanks to all for your enthustiac and encouraging words. A special thanks to Max for explaining my QS issue (and the solution), and to rodneyh for the link. rodneyh-waiting to see your table.

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DraftsmanRick

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#11 posted 1206 days ago

Very well done, on all of your firsts! Nice job!

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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dkatz

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#12 posted 1206 days ago

Excellent table!! I like the radiance of it’s simplicity and elegance. Handsome quarter sawn top with visible tendons and pegs add just the right touch. Would buy it if I could. Eager to see more of your “beginner” work. DKatz

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