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Project by Carbide posted 849 days ago 1300 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is built from solid red oak. The “display” part of it is made of plywood with black felt glued to it with 3M spray adhesive. The glass is 1/4” thick plate glass. The dimensions are 4’ X 2.5’ and 19” tall. The finish is Minwax Early American stain and Minwax wipe on poly gloss. The “frame” around the glass is 6” wide so to prevent cupping I joined two strips a little over 3” wide using my glue joint router bit from MLCS woodworking which is a must have for anyone that joins a lot of boards together.

I have approximately $70 in wood and other materials, the glass cost $34, and I had about 35 hours in labor.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.





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Mosquito

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#1 posted 849 days ago

Looks nice, well done!

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Kevin

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#2 posted 848 days ago

Very nice, red oak is my favorite to work with I really like the wood grain.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 68 days ago

Great table… Very nice

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 68 days ago

Beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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