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Project by indplswoodworking posted 04-30-2013 07:15 PM 4319 views 29 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a fun project to work on! The photos are various stages of the project. The material required was amazing low! If my memory serves me right about two full sheets of 15-ply Russian Birch high end furniture grade plywood and some Poplar or Aspen for the framework. Incredibly sturdy and very modern looking. Custom mixed oil based wiping stain to achieve the dark chocolate color. Not splotchy at all. It was made in two pieces to make it easy to transport out of my shop! A surprisingly economical project.


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#1 posted 04-30-2013 07:39 PM

Really beautiful table

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 09:21 PM

very nice,looks great.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 09:54 PM

great table, and thanks for showing a few pics from the build process.

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 11:36 PM


-- check, recheck then check again

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#5 posted 05-01-2013 02:44 AM

Great table. Did you seal the plywood before staining? Thanks for posting.

-- JoeBama, Madison, Al.

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#6 posted 05-01-2013 03:32 AM

Awesome. That Stain looks like it was sprayed on with some kind of undercoating before stain.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#7 posted 05-01-2013 12:03 PM

No sanding sealer used or undercoating. I experimented with both before actually stained the table. I learned very quickly to avoid minwax , cabot , or rustoleum stains and the patchiness problem disappears.


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#8 posted 05-01-2013 12:11 PM

Looks great!

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#9 posted 05-01-2013 12:51 PM

Very nice. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 05-02-2013 04:51 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback. I was not expecting it.


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#11 posted 05-03-2013 02:05 PM

That’s simple modern elegance. It’s perfect for your wonderful kitchen. Great job!

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#12 posted 05-05-2013 12:07 AM

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#13 posted 07-08-2013 10:51 AM

Wow! Super nice table

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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