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Project by mainwoodworks posted 1141 days ago 2493 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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#1 posted 1141 days ago

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 1141 days ago

Really nice tables. How is she finishing the tables?

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#3 posted 1141 days ago

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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#4 posted 1141 days ago

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 1141 days ago

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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#6 posted 1141 days ago

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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#7 posted 1140 days ago

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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#8 posted 1140 days ago

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.

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#9 posted 1140 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 1140 days ago

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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#11 posted 1140 days ago

Lovely artsy piece. Alistair

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

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#12 posted 1139 days ago

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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