African Mahogany side table

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Project by yooper posted 12-21-2011 06:26 PM 1656 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first “big” project done with an exotic hardwood – African Mahogany. I got a deal on some leftovers from a contractor’s job, and then finished it off with some purchased from Rockler (at least I got free shipping). It was really easy to work with except for the very fine red dust. It was dustiest wood that I have worked with in my short time working with wood. The finish is three coats of Arm-R-Seal. Next time I’ll tackle a longer taper on the legs. Otherwise, I am pretty happy with the results especially the color.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 06:29 PM

Yeap Mahogany is dusty alright, that’s for sure. Great job on the table looks really nice!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 06:31 PM

Nice work Jeff

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 07:20 PM

Great project Jeff. Nice size and symmetry. My first time working with mahogany was a refinish job on a similar end table. See my project at

The color really works well with your floor. I think the Arm-R-Seal was a great idea. I used it on mine as well and has stood up against countless coffee mugs and wet drink glasses.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 07:29 PM

Thanks everyone.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 09:46 PM

Smart looking table, very nice.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#6 posted 08-10-2012 01:32 AM

Beautiful table!

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