Walnut/Cherry Photo Display Table

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 03-18-2007 04:11 PM 1665 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The mother-in-law wanted a narrow table for a particular spot to display photos of the grandkids and great grandkids. I thought “Great! My first “commissioned” piece!” Too bad I’m not actually getting paid.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 03-18-2007 04:12 PM

oh you’ve been paid.. you were paid already.. You married her daughter!!

beautiful.. she’ll love it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 03-18-2007 04:19 PM

Very nice. What did you use for finish?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 03-18-2007 06:03 PM

I like the combination of the woods. Looks very nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 03-18-2007 07:42 PM

Thanks. This finish is Danish oil followed with 5 coats of wipe-on polyurethane.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-18-2007 09:26 PM

Very nice, Charlie. I like the contrast of the Walnut and Cherry as well.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#6 posted 03-18-2007 09:29 PM

Great table Charlie:

Is the top glass for putting pictures under or is the table to be used to set up pictures in frames?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 03-19-2007 01:39 AM

love the two woods

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#8 posted 03-19-2007 04:25 AM

No glass top, Karson…..just a glossy finish. It’s just to put framed photos on.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 03-19-2007 05:25 AM

Very nice. Nice contrast of the woods… perhaps no commission, but you’ll get the piece back eventually… or will get a nice ego boost when family members fight over it – over the next several generations!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 03-19-2007 05:34 AM

A nice mix of different wood. Beautiful !!

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

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