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A set of poplar end tables that my husband and I built for our first house we are buying.
Apr 14, 2012
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#1 posted 04-14-2012 12:03 AM
That is sweet. That book-end top is very nicely done and finshed.
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#2 posted 04-14-2012 01:43 AM
is that top poplar if it is what kind of stains is that and finish looks grear
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#3 posted 04-14-2012 02:50 AM
Well you did a beautiful job and I would like to know about the finish too.
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#4 posted 04-14-2012 02:58 AM
That looks great, is that a lacquer finish, or just Poly?
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#5 posted 04-14-2012 03:00 AM
I was walking around home depot and that board that I used for the top was in the front of the poplar and calling my name. It was so beautiful that I had to do something with it. I have never made any furniture and very little wood projects. I had a bunch of spray gloss from my grandpas shop, so I used that on one table. But that took a lot of coats and I was fine steel sanding between every coat.Then my mom said that was crazy and told me to use polyurethane so I put that on the second one. It was three coats. No stain or anything, just natural beauty.
#6 posted 04-14-2012 03:29 AM
both tables came out great i have never tried to put a finish on poplar but that did come out beautiful i think i may give it a try thanks for the reply sounds like you mom learned a thing r two from your grandpa too thanks
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#7 posted 04-14-2012 03:48 AM
That is really very nice. Beautiful glass and gloss finish.
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#8 posted 04-14-2012 12:22 PM
Nice finish for sure – I also love working with Poplar. Your legs look like they are douglas fir though. The top has some of the darkest poplar I have ever seen – its like they mated a walnut and poplar tree together, even the white part looks too white for poplar.
#9 posted 04-14-2012 01:53 PM
yes the legs are doug fir :( that s the on thing I would like to change. This was my first big project and I didn’t see any poplar that thick. Yesterday I saw a way to make legs from four pieces of a board and maybe someday I will replace the legs.
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#10 posted 04-14-2012 04:08 PM
Very nice Tables! Very pretty and strong looking too…Great Job!
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#11 posted 04-14-2012 07:06 PM
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#12 posted 04-14-2012 08:42 PM
Love the looks of that wood
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#13 posted 04-15-2012 09:26 AM
I found a piece of pop like that also. Looking forward to using it after seeing what you have done, beautiful.
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#14 posted 04-19-2012 01:30 PM
You are off to a nice start!
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