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Project by srydzon posted 1091 days ago 1114 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first furniture project since high school wood shop… This project was born out of necessity, I had a cheap ikea table and the surface delaminated. I liked the table especially the legs so I decided to build a new table top and repurpose the steel legs. The table top is made from 3 pieces of 8/4 American Ash doweled and glued together. Since I did not have access to a plainer I hand sanded wood to create a flush and level surface. The finish is a custom mix of stain, 6 coats of a tung oil and poly blend, and finished with a furniture wax.





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Manitario

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#1 posted 1091 days ago

beautiful grain pattern on the surface!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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kalisha

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#2 posted 1091 days ago

Looking for something to hold the glass on my coffee table top to keep it from moving. Something for each corner to keep it from moving.buttler accents

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Lotidus

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#3 posted 1091 days ago

Very smooth I thought it may be MDF at first glance becuase of the grain pattern. Very nice onsidering the lack of tools it sounds like you had. I would suggest investing in some hand planes, they are reliable and very relaxing to use. Nice work!

-- Lotidus

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beleaby2

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#4 posted 1090 days ago

the legs are too thin.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1090 days ago

Nice finish!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 1090 days ago

Good grain pattern, good finish, good table.

Thanks for posting.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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WRAAdesign

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#7 posted 979 days ago

It’s difficult to tell the finish of the legs, but chroming them would really make the wood pop. Personally, I appreciate the Mies inspired proportions of the legs to top. Great project.

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/WRAAdesign/142679579165522

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