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Project by saw4fun posted 12-31-2012 05:22 PM 2655 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an Aromatic Cedar table I recently completed for a customers new kitchen. I had a blast building this thing.The entire top starting with the middle is sequentially book-matched, its kind of hard to see in the small pictures but I hope he likes it. Dimensions are 4’ wide by 6’ long and 30”tall. Everything is finished with spar-urethane with UV protection then the top received 2 coats of self leveling epoxy. When it turns out right I really like the epoxy finish but it is very time consuming and not nearly as easy as originally planned!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE www.nativelumber.net





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#1 posted 12-31-2012 05:28 PM

Nice looking table.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 05:38 PM

I have loved aromatic cedar since I was alittle kid and that is a while back.

SUPER NEAT JOB!

I even made a mini-rocking horse from it as a gift to a friend.

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 06:00 PM

What a nice piece…

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 06:54 PM

Colorful piece. Well done. I like the epoxy finish and agree, it is a lot of work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#5 posted 12-31-2012 07:46 PM

Beautiful!

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

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#6 posted 12-31-2012 07:52 PM

cedar is my absolute favorite wood to work with. I built my kitchen cabinets with this same stuff—the grain pattern is just awesome. this table would be right at home in my house!

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#7 posted 12-31-2012 07:53 PM

Great looking table! I bet it smells nice, too!

-- Dean

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saw4fun

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#8 posted 12-31-2012 09:24 PM

Thanks guys! Von- A whole kitchen out of Cedar would be a sight to see!!
Unfortunately there is no nice smell left to this thing because everything is covered in so much finish..

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE www.nativelumber.net

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#9 posted 12-31-2012 09:24 PM

Nice job. Almost looks like glass on top. I assume it will wear just about as well?

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#10 posted 12-31-2012 09:41 PM

this is a gorgeous table, i love cedar and i have made a large kitchen table of this wood myself, i put walnut around the edge for contrast and also to have a hardwood protecting the edge, its in my projects if you want to take a look, but you did a fantastic job here…i know your customer will like this…im starting on a new table ive been commissioned to do, it will be pecan…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 12-31-2012 09:54 PM

Absolutely fabulous piece. Not a flaw to be seen.

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

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#12 posted 12-31-2012 10:36 PM

Very pretty. Good job with the epoxy finish. I haven’t tried that myself but I’m impressed with the results. I just made a very small project with cedar. It was my first time working with it and I loved it.

Great job!

-- No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.

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cutworm

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#13 posted 01-01-2013 12:52 AM

Awesome!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#14 posted 01-01-2013 12:34 PM

Wow, that’s beautiful.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 01-01-2013 09:29 PM

Awesome table ,You did a great build on it .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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