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Project by Dave Haynes posted 01-28-2013 02:02 AM 950 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished making a new round contemporary end table for our recently remodeled family room and thought I’d add the project to my LJ projects page. The finish that I used on the table was the same that I had used on my built-in library project and the TV Cabinet that we have placed in the same room.

I used an Orange TransTint® wood dye on the wood, which is quarter sawn white oak, and then after it had soaked in and dried, I applied some Dark Walnut gel stain over all these dyed surfaces. This really makes the rays and flecks of the oak “pop” out at you. You probably can’t see in the picture how effective this is but it is really beautiful in real life.

As I have always done here on LJ projects, I have a complete build process article on my website of this table for anyone who might be interested in the building of this table here.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 02:08 AM

Good job and a really nice design you have done.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 02:55 AM

It has a classy contemporary look. Really nice.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 03:20 AM

Nice work! Looks great from here.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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grizzman

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 04:00 AM

looks like a nie table, but really need more pictures to really see this dave…any chance…grizz

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

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tinnman65

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 12:08 PM

Nice looking table Dave, I love the design.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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ohwoodeye

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 12:52 PM

Beautiful design. Very nice.
However it looks like it might become a little tippy if it is set on carpet.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Dave Haynes

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#7 posted 01-28-2013 01:14 PM

I’ll try to get a couple more pictures of this table added to the project page and “ohwoodeye”, I thought the same thing when building this table. I thought that it not only looked top heavy….it is. But surprisingly enough, it doesn’t even begin to tip. I had it sitting on a hallway carpet and never had it to tip but on a heavier carpet, you could be right. I guess for us, where we’re using it, we should be alright.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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Dave Haynes

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#8 posted 01-28-2013 01:54 PM

O.K….........added some more photos. Hope this gets you a better idea what it really looks like. Thanks for looking.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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#9 posted 01-28-2013 02:13 PM

I like it! Thanks for sharing Dave!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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verndog

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#10 posted 01-28-2013 02:43 PM

Nice work Dave! It’s beautiful, I had the same thought at first that it might be top heavy but sounds like it works ok.

-- Vern, Southern CA

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 01-28-2013 04:48 PM

Fantastic end table! Like the design esp. the legs, the wood grain with stain and finish really popped out.

—www.sawblade.com

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grizzman

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#12 posted 01-28-2013 06:43 PM

thanks dave, very beautiful wood, i think it should sit just fine, enjoy its beauty.

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

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#13 posted 01-31-2013 01:47 AM

nice legs!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 01-31-2013 02:59 AM

Sweet table!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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