|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 10-23-2012 02:06 AM||1539 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
I joined you all about 5 months ago. I found some very incredible people here who were always willing to give sound advice. With your help, I was able to create something out of wood that I never could imagine. Nothing I have ever done even remotely comes close to this table. I’ve got to say it’s not perfect. I will never try to convince anyone of that.
My two children have both told my wife and I that this table will never leave the family as long as they live. My heart soared.
My friends you have taught me so much and put up with my little questions about this and that. Your patience has been incredible. Your encouragement was thrilling and at times, motivating. I’m going to do better on the next project because I am not the same woodworker who joined lumberjocks. This is a website with a purpose and what an awesome purpose.
Grandpa Len – Thank you my friend for being an incredible mentor.
Here is the rundown.
The reddish wood on top is brazillian cherry I found in a dumpster. The Oak diamonds and triangles on top came from a drawer front that someone kicked to the curb. The oak frame and border around the top came from a recycled oak counter top that I paid 10 dollars for at a habitat for humanity restore.
Biggest flaw? Never use steel wool on wet unprotected wood. The base was stained pretty bad with it and I had to decide to rebuild it or finish. I opted to finish.
What could have made the table better? The base wood should have been the exact same thickness as the border and I’d like to learn how to do some joinery.
Thanks for looking!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!