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Project by Charles Mullins posted 2122 days ago 1368 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an occasional table made for a friend from cherry cut from her grandfathers farm about 50 years ago.

It has tapered legs and a tapered edge on the top.

It has no stain at all. It is the natural color of the cherry. It was finished with three coats of lacquer sanding sealer and two coats of Sherwin Williams Dull Rubbed Effect lacquer finish. After the sanding sealer was good and dry, I wet sanded it with 180 grit then sprayed on the finish.

The drawer has poplar sides and a birch plywood bottom.

Turned out nice and made the lady very happy. That’s what I wanted.

Notice the radiance of the cherry on pictures number 1 and three. I love it!

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.





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grumpycarp

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#1 posted 2122 days ago

Beautiful! I love that you left the color of the cherry alone and let the wood speak for itself. Nice work.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2122 days ago

Nice! Very classy.

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

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Bigbuck

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#3 posted 2122 days ago

Very Nice. That is some prety wood and a nice table.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 2122 days ago

Nice work!

I am a firm believer in letting the cherry speak for itself.

Good Job all around!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 2122 days ago

Hi Charles

Very nice looking table. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2121 days ago

It does’nt take a thing to make a beautiful wood beautiful. Nice construction.

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

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Texasgaloot

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#7 posted 2121 days ago

I love the smell of cherry in the morning…

I really like your design. It’s almost delicate, but very balanced, and “plain”.

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

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 2120 days ago

Had to favorite this one !!!! Beautiful job : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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acanthuscarver

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#9 posted 2119 days ago

Charlie, Nicely done. I love the proportions of the table. The beveled edge on the top makes it look like it is super thin. Tremendous job. Great color for a fairly recent piece too. Keep up the good work!

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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Charles Mullins

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#10 posted 2119 days ago

Thanks Chuck!

Yes, the color of the cherry was excellent. If it makes any difference, it had been cut and dried in a barn loft for 50 years. I’d LOVE to get a truck load of it.

The top was a Golden Mean ratio. The top was tapered underneath in order to make it look more delicate. It was an easy little table to make.

Charlie M.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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Chris

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#11 posted 2118 days ago

That is some amazing Cherry…. Thanks for sharing this project.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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jeanmarc

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#12 posted 2086 days ago

Very Nice table.Nice work.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 1800 days ago

Very nice table

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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matt garcia

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#14 posted 1800 days ago

I love that dark cherry!! Beautiful table, great work!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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skeeter

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#15 posted 1786 days ago

Some people would call that blotching on the cherry but not me. I call it figure. I love it too. Nice work.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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