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Project by cplant posted 09-01-2011 05:19 AM 1568 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally have had a chance to make a this small table. The top is a live edge chunk of walnut and the rest is made from what is supposedly reclaimed redwood. The finish is one coat of bush oil and one coat of semi-gloss poly. mortise and tennon joinery. I had a ton of fun making this and it was good practice for my next project, which will be my coffee table of similar design technique.

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB





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Andy123

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 05:22 AM

That looks really good. I like the design for the base a lot, and the finish turned out great!

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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Michael1

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 06:16 AM

Very nice Sofa Table. I wish my first piece of furniture I made looked this good. Keep up the good work!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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kenn

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 06:40 AM

First piece of furniture!!! You’ve got an amazing woodworking future ahead of you.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 12:56 PM

Woodworking is not a hobby… It’s an addiction, but the rewards are worth the effort.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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patron

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 01:00 PM

great first

you are on your way now

keep them coming

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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cplant

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#6 posted 09-01-2011 01:12 PM

hey thanx everybody!!! It would make a great sofa table if it was bigger…..its more like an end table size. And yes woodworking is a total addiction….lol.

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#7 posted 09-01-2011 01:52 PM

This is really great! I love the combination of redwood and walnut – they seem to compliment each other. I used this combination a few months ago on a pair of Asian Stools and have, until now, never saw the combination used again.

The table looks amazing – great balance – it’s very pleasing to the eye.

-bob

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

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Bertha

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#8 posted 09-01-2011 01:58 PM

That’s a gorgeous piece of wood. Nice job!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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workerinwood

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#9 posted 09-01-2011 03:08 PM

Great job!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 09-01-2011 03:24 PM

Naw, that can’t be your first project. You have to have done this before? If this is your first piece, I really want to see your work in a few years.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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cplant

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#11 posted 09-01-2011 03:50 PM

thanx…first piece of furniture…all other projects have been picture frames and stuff

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#12 posted 09-01-2011 07:10 PM

very nice.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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wrench

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#13 posted 09-01-2011 11:25 PM

Sweet dude! looks great! Got to love the live edge. bush and poly tricky tricky. looks like that worked out great.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#14 posted 09-01-2011 11:32 PM

Cool first build it looks great. Bush oil is new to me, Does it have another name?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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cplant

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#15 posted 09-02-2011 02:53 AM

hey j….yea it worked out pretty good….i just made sure i let the coat of bush oil dry for a couple of days before applying the poly

a1jim…..go to lakeshorehardwoods.com ..you can order it there….its a locally made product in central ny. Its by far a top-notch finishing oil. a bit pricey, but worth it.

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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