My First Big Project

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Project by pyromedic602 posted 06-02-2008 09:39 PM 1817 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a changing table that I made for my son. It is solid maple face frame with maple ply case. While planning and milling the maple for the face frame I noticed lots of bug and worm trails in the wood. Instead of scrapping the wood I decided to display the imperfections. I finished with several coats of poly and hand buffed with wax. My wife did not know about it until I brught it home and put it in his room the day before he was born. Sorry about the pictures my camera has decided to crap out on me while I was taking these.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#1 posted 06-02-2008 10:09 PM


Here in TX we use this substance, half iron and the other have worm trails, called mesquite. Quite often we load the worm trails up with resin, varnish the whole thing, and sell it to ranchers for exhorbinate prices. Good decision on the maple!


-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#2 posted 06-03-2008 02:08 AM

If you can take more pics, please post them. I think it’s a fine table.
I’d like to see what Mack is talking about.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#3 posted 06-04-2008 02:56 AM

That is a neat project for the grandbaby. I’m glad you left it with the natural look. You can’t miss with maple no matter what. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 06-10-2008 04:55 PM

A very nice first project.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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