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Project by Monte Pittman posted 09-26-2012 12:47 AM 1152 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at a full epoxy table top. The customer wanted it as “loggy” looking as possible. I don’t consider myself as making log furniture. This was more live edge than I would normally do. To avoid writers cramps, I won’t list all the mistakes I feel I made. The bench is the same formula. The bench and the rest of the table have multiple coats of polyurethane. Lots of lessons learned on this one.

Table is 60”L x 36”W x 30” T. Bench is 48”L x 16”W x 18”T.

Thanks for looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 01:04 AM

Very NICE! Love the top and the bench is great! I like the bench more than the table! LOL

Good job on these Monte.

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

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 01:07 AM

I like both of them a lot. Is that table top the pour on bar top epoxy? It looks like you didn’t have the bubble problems with it that my friend had?

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

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 01:09 AM

Darn bubbles just sneak in on you. Lots of problems.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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JSB

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 01:39 AM

Nice work Monte. The finish looks great. I know all too well about bubbles and dust sneaking in. What type of joinery did you use on the table top?
- Jay

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 01:42 AM

Biscuits & glue. Still learning though.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 02:12 AM

My friend stayed up all night popping bubbles with a hair dryer on his coffee table while it cured. I wonder if a few coats of shellac would seal the wood to where it wouldn’t effervesce into the epoxy?

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

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redryder

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 04:56 AM

Monte, you seem to be a workin’ machine pumping out the projects. Once you have the flood coating epoxy down you and your customers will be lovin’ it. A seal coat first and a propane torch will minimize the bubbles and the headaches. Start small. Keep it going…....................

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

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bowtie

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 10:59 AM

Great looking set Monte,
Check out some strip canoe building sites,
first seal with a thin coat,
than apply top coat when temp will be dropping, or heat shop, turn off heat and apply
seems to work for me.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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RockyBlue

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#9 posted 09-26-2012 11:50 AM

I like the style of that table. Nicely done without looking loggy. My freind and I recently made a how-to video on epoxy, I’ll send you then link when it’s done being edited. Its doing epoxy on a round aspen table.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 12:17 PM

I like all of in Monte, very nice.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#11 posted 09-26-2012 01:51 PM

A very fine hunk-a-hunk-a table & bench. Beautiful.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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prattman

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#12 posted 09-26-2012 02:25 PM

Great looking table Monty, and redryder is right about the seal coat and the torch.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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