My UpsideDown (The WoodWhisperer) end table project

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Project by VenskeArtz posted 02-20-2012 08:40 PM 1341 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first ever woodworking project and I was inspired by watching the WoodWhisperer and his end table series. The table is made from pine and birch ply because at the time I couldn’t afford any hardwood. I finished it with sealcoat shellac, General finishes java gel stain and a couple light coats of poly. I know at one point in Marc’s end table series he had mentioned that someone said he should flip his table upside down, so that’s the way I made mine. I wasn’t going to at first but I asked my dad which way he liked it best and it ended up that way. So thanks for the great helpful videos and the inspiration Marc.

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings,

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#1 posted 02-20-2012 08:42 PM

I agreed with the many and said it would look better up-side down… I have proof. Nice Job!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 02-20-2012 09:50 PM

Looks great that way !

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#3 posted 02-20-2012 10:10 PM

Unique table great job.

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#4 posted 02-20-2012 10:47 PM

That’s beautiful, and a great example of how inexpensive wood can be made into a beautiful project. It’s not the material, but the craftsmanship.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 01:09 PM

Thanks again for the nice comments, there were a couple things in this I’d like to do differently next time like tighter fitting joints/less glue, rounded out the legs a bit more and waiting a few more days for the gel stain to completely cure before adding a clear coat But it helped me learn a lot about this woodworking thing.

-- New to ww, build frames for my paintings,

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 09:53 PM

Great job on the table I think you need another one though.

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