Irish Pub style booth and table

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Project by 3Gwoodguy posted 09-26-2012 01:23 PM 4332 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a continuation of a project I previously posted. The clients, while I was there installing the booth, asked if I would build a table to match. So I have completed the table and installed it yesterday. The table is solid oak with bread board ends. The finish is a Kona stain with one coat of amber shellac followed by 2 -3 coats of spray on clear shellac. My first table and having to make it fit the space and still be functional was a bit of a challenge. As always, learned a lot.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 01:54 PM

Looks nice and cozy! I needed one like this in our last house!
Did you make the seat lids so they can open for storage?

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 02:27 PM

Well done!

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#3 posted 09-26-2012 02:37 PM

Beautiful work! I would use something like a polyurethane over the shellac to prevent water rings and alcohol damage. Nice detail on the feet.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#4 posted 09-26-2012 02:38 PM

Looks great, well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 09-26-2012 03:05 PM

woodshaver – yes both of the side seats are piano hinged and it has plenty of storage.

Wdwerker – Im glad you posted. I was unsure if you could do poly over shellac. I will try that in the future. Would be handy if you didnt want the glossy finish of shellac and wanted to go with more of a matte….plus sounds like its more durable. I have a desk (that I am sitting at right now) that I finished in Shellac and havent had any problems with it yet.

Thanks guys!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#6 posted 09-26-2012 04:21 PM

Nice setup. As for poly over shellac, my understanding is this. Shellac can go over anything, and anything than go over shellac.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#7 posted 09-26-2012 09:01 PM

Nice one! Looks great! Definitely Irish.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 09:01 PM

Lovely booth! I could not be any more pleased with this if I am the client!

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#9 posted 09-27-2012 04:56 AM

I would love to have that in my house. I’ve tried to talk the wife into letting me build a booth but she won’t have it.


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#10 posted 09-27-2012 05:36 AM

Great looking project, nice job. I’ll stop by for Guinness later this week!

-- Ben from IL

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#11 posted 09-27-2012 11:58 AM

“Wax Free” shellac is considered a a universal sealer. Just about any finish most of use would be using is compatible. A pint of Guinness sitting on the table would also be very compatible. This is really nice work! With or without a Guinness pictured.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#12 posted 09-28-2012 06:27 AM

Looks like you over came the challenges very nicely.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#13 posted 09-28-2012 08:14 PM

…”A pint of Guinness sitting on the table would also be very compatible….”

10-4 on THAT suggestion! And NOT one of those 14.2oz fake pints sold in the USA.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#14 posted 10-23-2012 05:41 PM

This looks terrific! Agree, I think one of those would look great in my 100+ year old home!


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#15 posted 11-30-2012 10:09 PM

Beautiful work!

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