Entry table in spalted pecan

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Project by ShaneS posted 05-30-2008 06:36 AM 1716 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an entry table that is my wife’s first project. Several folks asked to see it and I finally got her talked into letting me post pictures of it. The slab of pecan started out looking like a surf board so she had to cut both ends of it off and attempt to make it look like it had not been cut. Then she had to finish the edges to give it an “aged” look. After much sanding and preping she was then able to finish it out with Tung oil. The board was then attached to an old Singer sewing machine base. I think it turned out really good and I’m quite proud of her.

Thanks for looking,

-- We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. C.S. Lewis

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#1 posted 05-30-2008 06:53 AM

HEY !!! There it is !!!! Great job indeed …Nice flashback to my Grandmothers’ Singer as well . thank you for posting this .She did an excellent job and the wood is beautiful : )

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#2 posted 05-30-2008 07:01 AM

A great project. Tell your wife she should be very proud of her project

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#3 posted 05-30-2008 11:37 AM

This did turn out well. Your wife should be proud of her work. The sewing machine base was a nice idea.

Well done.

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#4 posted 05-30-2008 05:24 PM

Very nice, that wood is beautiful and a unique idea for the base. Looks great, tell your wife thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 05-30-2008 08:09 PM

Nice job, nice pictures and beautiful yard. Congrats all around…..!!!!

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#6 posted 05-30-2008 10:20 PM

Great project, a real eye catcher.

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#8 posted 05-31-2008 03:48 AM

the top looks fantastic!
I like the idea of using the Singer as a base.
very cool looking table.

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#9 posted 05-31-2008 04:04 PM

Very unique, and beautiful wood. mike

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#10 posted 05-31-2008 04:31 PM

Thanks to all who have taken a look and for all the compliments. I have passed them on to Julie and she listens with a big smile on her face.


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#11 posted 05-31-2008 05:03 PM

This is really cool and reminds me of some of the stuff you see in those retro/euro/chic stores along Park Ave in NYC or Michigan in Chicago. This would sell really well. Great idea with the Singer base and the top is so interesting to look at. Did you happen to have that base just laying around or did you find it somewhere? Was any restoration done on the base because it looks new.

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#12 posted 05-31-2008 05:10 PM

Hey Shannon, thanks for the compliments. The base came from the same 70 year old man that we buy our lumber from. He goes to a huge flea market in E. Texas called “First Monday”, he found several of the old Singer sewing machine bases and Julie saw them under his car port. She talked him into selling one to her. Julie chose one that she did not have to restore so the base itself was in good condition.

Thanks again,

-- We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. C.S. Lewis

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