Hemlock/Walnut Table

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Project by jaykaypur posted 04-16-2012 01:33 AM 2103 views 8 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something I have been working on for several months. The base is an old piece of hemlock that had been in a mountain fire decade’s ago. If you look closely, you can see some of the charring on one end of the base. There are 3 inlay points on the top. Two are pretty small and are done with red sand and then around the leg that comes through the top, I used a mix of red/blue sand. Considering it’s my second attempt at inlays, I’m satisfied with them.
There is a lot of time in this piece and most of that was basically that I wasn’t sure exactly what to use as a top for the base. The walnut turned out to be just right for it and it, too, went through a few transformations before I got it just right.
The “footprint” of this piece measures 5’ long, 18’’ high, and 24’’ wide. The top has 3 coats of danish oil and 1 of pour-on-poly. It was sanded between each application and then buffed and buffed and buffed! The base has been pressure washed, sanded, brass-wire brushed, sanded some more and then air blown. I then saturated it with danish oil.
I agonized over this thing for months but the wait was worth it. I’m really pleased with it. Thanks for the looks/comments.

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

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 02:04 AM

Very Cool project the table top is great looking

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 02:12 AM

That is just one of the coolest tables I have ever seen! You did a REALLY nice job on the whole project. Not sure what “pour on poly” is? (but it looks great)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 05:57 AM

Like it, some of these projects can be very time consuming.

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 07:19 AM

That looks a fabulous job to me, well done man, :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 07:52 AM

You did a great job. That top is a killer piece. You must have to bring in the whole family to move it….........

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 09:33 AM

That’s a really cool table, great job!

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 10:39 AM

Very nice, It takes vision to make 2 pieces work in harmony. Great photos as well.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 12:13 PM

That’s what I’d call a very nice piece of rustic furniture. How long did it take for the pour on poly to dry?

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#9 posted 04-16-2012 12:15 PM

Bob817——I let it dry for 5 hours.

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

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#10 posted 04-16-2012 12:30 PM

Wildly awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 04-16-2012 01:58 PM

A beautiful project and piece of art.
patience rules…. great idea for a treasured piece
one you can be proud of

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 02:15 PM

Rustic Sweetness very cool…BC

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#13 posted 04-16-2012 03:00 PM

This is cool. Way out of the box. I like it a lot!

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#14 posted 04-16-2012 04:20 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#15 posted 04-16-2012 07:47 PM

Great job on this! Love the color and overall rustic look.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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