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Project by qball posted 550 days ago 1591 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The table top is heart pine that was harvested from Eglin Air Force Base after a hurricane. The base is poplar that has been ebonized using India Ink. The reverse taper leg idea came from the following project. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/58392





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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 550 days ago

I like the Gumby legs.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 550 days ago

Different look, I like it.

-- Chris K

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Charles Maxwell

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#3 posted 550 days ago

Very cool!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#4 posted 550 days ago

Simple and fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 550 days ago

Good clean build plus a cool design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MonteCristo

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#6 posted 550 days ago

Interesting design; I think it’s bound to get some interesting reactions.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Mean_Dean

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#7 posted 550 days ago

Those reverse-tapered legs are definitely cool! Also, nice use of the blown-down pine—now that tree gets to live on, instead of just rotting away.

-- Dean

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jakub76

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#8 posted 549 days ago

Love it. Thanks for posting the inspiration link too.

I like that you’ve really run with the reverse taper vibe, makes it quite unique. Also very impressed how an inspired finish can transform the accessible timber choice. Thanks for sharing.

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rmac

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#9 posted 549 days ago

That’s just plain stunning. In a good way!

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 549 days ago

great looking table. how do you apply the india ink to ebonize the legs?

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qball

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#11 posted 546 days ago

I used Speedball Super Black India Ink from Hobby Lobby. It was around $6. I used around half of the bottle to around 1 cup of water. Next time I will use the whole bottle as I had to do multiple coats to get it to the black in which I had envisioned. I’m thinking that if I use the whole bottle then it may not take as many cotes. Any way super easy and cheap way to get the ebony look. Also no need to raise the grain and then sand as you will raise the grain with the first coat anyway. This assuming that you will do multiple coats.

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DocHamm

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#12 posted 524 days ago

Love it. I love simple straight lines and this fits in with a flare. Made even better with recycled wood.

Not sure I am up to this challange, but it is so cool I may just have to give it a go. It would be a perfect chair table for my music listening corner.

Keep up the great stuff.

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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