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Project by KeithS posted 04-05-2012 02:27 PM 2070 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Howdy, Folks! This is my first project posting at Lumberjocks, and I’m happy to say…I’m pretty proud of this one. I needed to replace an old, shabby table we had in our front hall, and thought this design would fit perfectly. The dimensions are 45”x15”x28”. This is the first time I’ve incorporated any type of shaped component into a project. The legs flare out just enough to give this table an elegant, lighter look. The most important piece of praise came from the wife. She loves it!

I used a TransTint dye solution to darken the maple, and then sanded down with 320. After wiping on BLO and then dewaxed shellac, I wiped on 4 coats of General Finishes gloss Arm-R-Seal. If I were to do it again, I might go with a satin finish, but…the piece’s owner likes a glossy finish. :-)

Thanks for looking!

Regards,

Keith





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#1 posted 04-05-2012 02:44 PM

Nice work! Is this your design, or from a plan? I’ve used the transtint dyes as well and like them, but I’m curious which color you picked, it is very subtle on that maple but looks great.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 04-05-2012 06:57 PM

Thanks!! I got the design from a plan in an old issue of Woodsmith. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience.

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 08:52 PM

Nice looking table, Keith. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 09:45 PM

love the design and the legs turned out really nice!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 09:54 PM

A very fine table I really like the wood and design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 04-05-2012 11:08 PM

Very well done, good form

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 04-06-2012 01:26 AM

thats a beauty, keith!! Great craftsmanship! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 04-06-2012 03:15 AM

A very nice entry table and I really like the way the wood came out.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#9 posted 04-06-2012 03:21 AM

beautiful table. the combination of the curly maple and the cherry is really nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 04-06-2012 04:29 AM

Great table Keith. I really love the wood and grain. Very classy.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#11 posted 04-06-2012 02:05 PM

That tiger maple is beautiful. I also really like how the legs turn out at the bottom. Excellent job, Kieth!

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#12 posted 04-06-2012 03:13 PM

Thanks very much, folks! I really appreciate all the comments. This was a great project for me, as it really taught me to slow down and appreciate the minute details involved in bringing a project like this to the end it deserves. I’ll take those lessons learned forward to become a better craftsman.

Keith

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#13 posted 04-06-2012 04:24 PM

Wow! Very Nice.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#14 posted 04-09-2012 05:49 AM

Excellent. Grain complements the design complements the dimensions.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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#15 posted 05-03-2012 03:56 PM

Beautiful table. Curly maple is one of my favorite woods to work with. You did an awesome job.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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