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Project by mainwoodworks posted 07-15-2011 03:32 PM 2689 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the Grandkids needed some furniture. She wanted to finish the furniture herself. I don’t like sanding much so I jumped at the chance to build something and hand it off. This is made of flat sawed red oak.

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 03:46 PM

Very nice lines and great work. You’ll have to post it when she finishes them as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 05:08 PM

Really nice tables. How is she finishing the tables?

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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Sawtooth

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 05:13 PM

I was thinking the same thing, i’d love to see them after the finish, they look great.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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Hallmark

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#4 posted 07-15-2011 05:42 PM

Great looking tables, she should be very pleased to receive them.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 07-15-2011 06:59 PM

Very nice mission style tables. Good choice to hand off the finishing- especially around the spindles!!...Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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dpow

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#6 posted 07-15-2011 10:41 PM

Nice job on the A&C tables. Great design…..timeless pieces of furniture that will never be out of style. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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Woodenwizard

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#7 posted 07-16-2011 01:59 AM

I with you on that one. I am always trying to talk the wife into spending time with me in the shop and suggesting she might do the sanding. Hasn’t worked so far. GREAT project.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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DamnYankee

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#8 posted 07-16-2011 04:16 AM

Very nice. I’d love to build some arts & crafts stuff for my home, but my wife doesn’t normally care for it. Besides, I don’t know where we’d put it.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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workerinwood

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#9 posted 07-16-2011 05:33 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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mainwoodworks

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#10 posted 07-16-2011 10:11 PM

Thanks for the complements.

I suggested that She finish the tables in the following order. Use a grain filler on the top and shelf of each table. I only sanded to 100 Grit. Sand to 220 grit or better. Stain with oil base stain of her choice. Sand lightly. Use a polyurethane top coat. Sand lightly. Apply a 2nd coat of polyurethane. Sand lightly. A 3rd coat would be a plus. Sand lightly with 320 grit or finer. Note it is easy to tell someone else to do a lot of sanding isn’t it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 07-16-2011 10:49 PM

Lovely artsy piece. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 07-17-2011 04:56 AM

They look great even without any finish on them yet : )

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

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