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Project by Tokolosi posted 628 days ago 1066 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked if I could restore a slab of Monkey pod that she had been dragging around for years. She said it used to be the top of a three legged coffee table from her parents home and had nostalgic value to her. Its about two inches thick, 16 inches wide and 6 feet long. I removed the original varnish (which I think was applied with a butter knife! It was over 1/16” thick) and sanded it too 400 grit. I made new legs from Walnut to match with the dark sections of the slab and contrast with the yellow of the monkey pod sap wood.

It has been oiled in the second photo. The slab sucked up about 8 Oz’s of BLO. Once that’s cured in about a week I will finish with a clear wipe on Poly.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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TheKingsTreasures

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#1 posted 628 days ago

Awesome, love it!

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Don W

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#2 posted 628 days ago

that’s a great piece.

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 628 days ago

A fine job! Good work

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

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Roger

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#4 posted 625 days ago

I think it’s very kool

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skyboy_psu

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#5 posted 625 days ago

Can you post a picture or description of how you attached the legs?

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Tokolosi

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#6 posted 624 days ago

Sky boy, I’m currently traveling for work but as soon as I get home I will. However it was fairly simple process. the rails are attached to the legs with pocket hole screws. The rails are the attached to the table top with some more pocket hole screws. I used a Kreg jig.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Tokolosi

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#7 posted 599 days ago

Sky Boy asked how I attached the rails and legs to the top. Sorry for the delay but here is some pics. Simply used Kregg pocket hole jig. Awesome tool.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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joseph000

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#8 posted 522 days ago

This is awesome.The coffee table is a relatively recent addition to the home.Today, it’s hard to imagine a living room or great room without a coffee table.

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