Bonsai Table

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Project by supersOAKer posted 05-17-2013 02:25 AM 1082 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a mothers day present for my Mother-in-law. I got a lot of help from this one from Shopmania. It was made from a single board of ipe, which I got from Tim, but was my idea to use. The board was cut to make the square top. The outside edges were routed, top and bottom, and the legs cut out. Once we aligned them, they were countersunk and screwed into place. The screws hold the top together, there is no glue in this piece. We started with an orange oil finish, but Time decided to get fancy and add a coat of lemon wax on top of that. As you can see from the pictures, the Mother-in-law loved it.

-- John, SC

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-17-2013 12:29 PM

You are doing nice work.

Welcome to LumberJocks

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

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 02:40 PM

Just received a Bonsai tree as a gift from my Daughter, and your well made project has me thinking…....! Thanks for sharing and welcome to L J’s, it’s a great site to learn from !!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#3 posted 05-18-2013 01:26 AM

John, This is refreshingly simple and sharp. Nice job buddy! Wish you could join us to Anchor Hardwoods tomorrow, let us know if there is anything you need us to pick up for you.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 02:45 PM

It’s simple but really looks great and well made. Nothing can beat a gift made by own hands.

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