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Texas Mesquite Coffee Table

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Project by Jacob Lucas posted 09-29-2011 07:18 AM 1982 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys, my first post/ project here. Locally milled Texas Mesquite slab top, with tapered solid white oak legs. The finish is about 3 coats of a water based top coat made by Fuhr (355). The table sits just proud of 19 inches tall, 53 inches long by 17 wide. Any input or questions are welcome!





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Logan Craig

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 09:51 PM

This is cool. Does the wood not start to fall apart from expanding and contracting after a year or so? I’ve never worked with mesquite, perhaps it behaves differently than pine and oak in this regard. Or does your finishing process play a part in keeping it in one piece?

thanks

-- Logan

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Jacob Lucas

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#2 posted 09-30-2011 03:58 AM

Mesquite has the lowest shrinkage percentage of any wood being around 3-4%, where most other can shrink any where from 12-15% so shrinkage and expansions really not a problem at all.

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#3 posted 10-03-2011 06:08 AM

Just got to love the Mesquite wood. So much fun to work with! Welcome to lumberjocks Jacob!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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