Mesquite Window table

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Project by dgreen50 posted 02-18-2013 09:20 PM 1345 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I would try something different (really different). I was given a slab of mesquite by a friend and I thought it would make a great rustic or western style window display table. The pictures show the results.

The top is inlayed with turquoise in some of the bigger holes and cracks. The finish is lacquer and the legs I left the bark on one side. It is about 3 feet long and 1.5 feet wide at its fullest point. The top turned out really nice I think. The top’s edges are natural with the bark left on The legs are different and I cannot decide if I like them or not, but it was the only wood I had that would match.

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 09:41 PM

How are the legs attached?

-- Chuck

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 09:48 PM

Cleats, screws and glue. Cleats are on back side of legs

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 10:40 PM

That’s totally awesome! Great job on that.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 10:46 PM

The slab finishes beautifully. I hope to work with it one day.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 02:33 AM

Love the look. Good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 10:58 AM

Great work. The slab is really beautiful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 03:17 PM

Neat table!!...........Jim

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

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 04:19 PM

Gorgeous table! Like the wood which has rustic charm and the inlay makes it attractive.

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 03:23 PM

That is a very nice piece
You have left the wood to speak, the inlay is a nice touch


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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