Foyer Table

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Project by Bill3 posted 02-03-2013 01:54 PM 1435 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Foyer table made of 3/4” cherry. Saw a similar piece at a furniture store that my wife and I both liked but it was a very large piece. So I scaled it down to fit our foyer and added some of my own features. Used a cherry stain and 5 coats of tung oil for the finish. Finishes are one area I need more knowledge on, so any suggestions or advice I would appreciate greatly.

-- Bill

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#1 posted 02-03-2013 02:01 PM

welcome to LJ’s..cherry is such lovely wood, and my preference is NOT staining it..cherry is very light sensitive and will darken over time on interior light. If you want it darker sooner, just stick it out in the sun for a day.
A very unique looking table

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 04:12 PM

Welcome and great work. I like the accent for that space. Good call on sizing it down to fit your hallway. Looks like you have what it takes to rebuild the mantels in your home. I new mantel and some “better than generic” tile around a fireplace is great for resale. You should have a remnant tile source nearby you can get a high-end tile for a $100.

-- Bigfoot tries to take pictures of me

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 04:19 PM

Nice project and it looks good. Welcome to LJs.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 04:59 PM

Totally unique,good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 02:04 AM

I like your table. It fits the space well too.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 03:04 AM

great looking table. It has a gothic feel that goes well with you armour.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 02-04-2013 05:54 AM

Thanks for the compliments!

Michelletwo – agreed on cherry, this is the first thing I have done with cherry that I stained. I was pleased with the way it turned out though. I was very hesitant to stain initially.

BroncoBrian- I have in fact replaced the mantel in our family room with a mantel of hickory and slate surround.

-- Bill

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