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Project by alan coon posted 04-02-2008 10:02 PM 1534 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-02-2008 11:34 PM

HI Al,

This is a nice table and chairs but is there more to it? Wood type, the story behind it, type of finish?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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alan coon

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#2 posted 04-03-2008 12:26 AM

All solid mesquite, top is book matched,all from same tree. Saw an add in paper looked,got,built. Had it KD then sat for 6mo. Had it wide belt sanded ,in Tucson, 90 mi from home. I knew when i saw it what it would be. Wife thought i had lost my mind! Making chairs was a i had’nt done that before. mesquite=sharp tools,many moto-tool bits to do back of chairs. Finished with mix of tung,blo,var. Chairs all m&T with epoxy .

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#3 posted 04-03-2008 02:39 AM

looks great…is mesqite readily available in AZ…and is it expensive??? I am assuming it is…the color is great and looks solid…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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alan coon

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#4 posted 04-03-2008 05:58 AM

Napaman, it is available,but not always in large wide boards,i was lucky in that there were 4- 22”x84’x2’‘slabs for sale. Got them all for a reasonable price. Now it is selling for around $15.00 BF. It is a very h
eavy & hard , and stable.


-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#5 posted 04-03-2008 11:11 AM

This is a very nice table and chairs set. I am just curious, why did you title this “box”?

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#6 posted 04-03-2008 01:13 PM

Nice dinning set, very sturdy, good job Alan.
Did you make the other pieces that i can see in the picture ?

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 04-03-2008 07:05 PM

Great looking set. Mesquite is hard to come by in those sizes!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 04-03-2008 07:30 PM

I like the carving on the top of the chair backs. Very nice.

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#9 posted 12-22-2009 10:16 PM

Hey Alan,
Beautiful set made from a beautiful wood. I have only used mesquite for accents but would love to make some kind of project out of some larger boards.

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