Natural Edge Mesquite Table

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Project by Dusty123 posted 05-19-2012 01:55 AM 4808 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a natural edge Mesquite dining room table I made for a friends cabin. It is made from 8/4 Texas Mesquite with Mesquite logs as it legs. The most challenging part was to get the aprons to match up with the crooked legs. Not a square side any where. I mortised the aprons into the legs then set with screws. Lots of epoxy on this job which is typical for mesquite. The finish 4 coats of a sprayed satin Waterlox, then hand rubbed with 0000 steel wool and wax. It came out really well. It is a heavy table and something that you don’t want to moved around much.

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 02:02 AM

Gorgeous!!! What more can I say?

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#2 posted 05-19-2012 02:10 AM

The colour of that is AMAZING! Great Job!

-- Ryan

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#3 posted 05-19-2012 02:20 AM

Another beautiful project.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-19-2012 03:03 AM

Very nice. A very difficult balance of clean and rustic!

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 03:12 AM

Great looking table! Lots of filling time with that epoxy.

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#6 posted 05-19-2012 03:17 AM

I have to say I like the log legs the bets. There is just something about them that I just like.

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#7 posted 05-19-2012 03:35 AM

this wood sure has a beautiful color, i really love it, you did a very nice job and i know your friend will enjoy it in his cabin…will you make some chairs or bench seating for it…that would really give it your final touch…great job..grizz

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#8 posted 05-19-2012 04:06 AM

Awesome table that is a beast.nice job on the legs.

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#9 posted 05-19-2012 07:29 AM

good job.

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#10 posted 05-19-2012 12:27 PM

Beautiful table. I like the legs.

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#11 posted 05-19-2012 04:49 PM

Really good looking table, I like it a lot

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#12 posted 05-19-2012 08:35 PM

Very nice table, great looking finish and I love how rustic it is. Great Job!

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#13 posted 05-20-2012 01:38 AM

Mesquite isn’t easy to work with but you did a super job! Bet your shop still smells great.

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

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#14 posted 05-20-2012 01:52 AM

That is a beautiful table – great job on it.

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#15 posted 05-20-2012 10:36 PM

great job!! i love the natural edges!!

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