end tables

  • Advertise with us
Project by 3peaceful1s posted 04-13-2012 11:52 PM 2203 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A set of poplar end tables that my husband and I built for our first house we are buying.

14 comments so far

View jaykaypur's profile


4017 posts in 2580 days

#1 posted 04-14-2012 12:03 AM

That is sweet. That book-end top is very nicely done and finshed.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View eddie's profile


8565 posts in 2785 days

#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

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

View bruc101's profile


1255 posts in 3713 days

#3 posted 04-14-2012 02:50 AM

Well you did a beautiful job and I would like to know about the finish too.

-- Bruce Free Plans

View Martyroc's profile


2712 posts in 2477 days

#4 posted 04-14-2012 02:58 AM

That looks great, is that a lacquer finish, or just Poly?

Welcome LJ’s, its great to have you here.

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

View 3peaceful1s's profile


8 posts in 2406 days

#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.

View eddie's profile


8565 posts in 2785 days

#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

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

View woodworm's profile


14470 posts in 3762 days

#7 posted 04-14-2012 03:48 AM

That is really very nice. Beautiful glass and gloss finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View gillyd's profile


136 posts in 2818 days

#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.

View 3peaceful1s's profile


8 posts in 2406 days

#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.

View WoodenFrog's profile


2737 posts in 3085 days

#10 posted 04-14-2012 04:08 PM

Very nice Tables! Very pretty and strong looking too…Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

View gul's profile


400 posts in 3134 days

#11 posted 04-14-2012 07:06 PM

Great job!

View LeroyTheLips's profile


248 posts in 2419 days

#12 posted 04-14-2012 08:42 PM

Love the looks of that wood

View EzJack's profile


457 posts in 3342 days

#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.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

8901 posts in 4271 days

#14 posted 04-19-2012 01:30 PM

You are off to a nice start!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics