Rustic Walnut End Tables

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Project by crashman posted 538 days ago 978 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Daughter, Marcia commented that she wanted some “rustic’ end tables for their lake cabin, sooooo this is what I came up with. Originally for Xmas but that got moved up a few days, so they got changed to a Birthday present. Wood is black Walnut that I bought almost a whole tree from a guy in Wis. To finish the top I used a coat of Sysem 3 Epoxy & squeegeed it off smooth to seal the wood pores, then about 4 coats of Min-wax Poly with sanding between each coat, a final sanding with 800 grit & random orbital sander, then a power buff with MMM automotive compound. They turned out better than I ever expected. She was very pleased & suprised…................Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#1 posted 538 days ago

Yeah, those are great. I especially like the way you did the “raw” edge. And, they are actually functional. So many end tables are not, save for the top. Finish was a lot of work, but it looks like it really paid off.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#2 posted 538 days ago

Oh, I like these, the “live edge” does not over power the rest of the table, and your choice of design on the legs and feet make it a statement of visual originality.
BTW that grain really POP’s …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 538 days ago

The grain and colors in the Walnut are so beautiful !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 538 days ago

Love it all. Beautiful wood and great workmanship

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 538 days ago

very nice

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#6 posted 537 days ago

Walnut is such a beautiful wood to use. A great looking project I bet your daughter was very happy.

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#7 posted 537 days ago

Fantastic end table! You really showed its natural beauty with the great finish and design. Very lucky daughter!

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