cedar/pine coffee table

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Project by TheSteve posted 02-13-2008 07:01 PM 2802 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a cedar and pine coffee table that i made for my grandparents for christmas.. the top is 3/4” x 3/4” cedar strips with a 1.5” pine case which has a 1/4” cedar inlay.. the legs are turned 4×4’s that i salvaged from a pallet from a jobside… the pine stained english chestnut and gloss poly on top. ( cant find the better pictures, only see the delivery 1’s :( )

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#1 posted 02-13-2008 08:11 PM

very cool. and recycled legs great.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#2 posted 02-13-2008 08:43 PM

You were busy over Christmas weren’t you. I am sure that your grandparents really appreciated the table- I certainly know I would appreciate a gift like this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-13-2008 10:31 PM

Neat looking table!

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

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#4 posted 02-13-2008 10:54 PM

That cedar has some busy grain don’t it? My wife and I found a red cedar log while hunting firewood while camping years back. Right now I’ve milled it and it’s being made into a large scale windchime for her. Such a pretty grain pattern but the smell could drive you nuts! Produced some nasty fine dust too!

Sometimes you can find some nice stuff in pallets and reclaimed wood. Keep it up!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 02-13-2008 11:33 PM

That’s a nice looking top!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 02-14-2008 04:24 AM

I Like that cedar table

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 02-14-2008 11:18 AM

Nice table that I am sure was well received.

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#8 posted 05-04-2008 10:19 PM

Very nice lookin table yes …thanks so much for sharing …..
Is that the orig Tennessee RED CEDAR ?
We dont see much of that out here in the Pacific Northwest ..we have Western Cedar .but it is not as finely figured and much softer than Tennessee Red …

Thanks again ..

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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