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Project by aussiedave posted 438 days ago 1000 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second project, I decided I needed to build a table. Very basic, square legs and rails with three boards of Marri for the top. The whole table, top, legs and rails are Marri, I just chose the most figured wood with deep sap or gum veins for the top. The gum or sap crystalizes and is black, so I filled the veins with tinted resin, then used a card scraper to remove the excess resin and finally sanded it back to be level with the wood. I finished it off with 6 coats of Minwax wipe-on Poly satin finish. I really like wipe-on Poly; it is so easy to use and still gives good protection for wear and tear.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 438 days ago

Nice coffee table Dave, like the grain of the Marri, you have finished it off great.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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degoose

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#2 posted 438 days ago

Love the veins.. Not as red as I thought…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Marcus

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#3 posted 438 days ago

beautiful table.

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 438 days ago

Very nice!! Beautiful wood.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 438 days ago

That is one beautiful table. Very good choice of wood for the top. i love that grain!!............
Cheers…........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 434 days ago

Very pretty little table! Love the top, has great and interesting figures. Great job!

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 430 days ago

That is a beautiful table. Wish we had a supply of Marri around here. Lumber selection can make the whole project. Great choice.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 387 days ago

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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robscastle

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#9 posted 295 days ago

Good work on No 2 as well.

I need to go check out the Marri type of timber you have used, as I had never heard of it before!

-- Regards Robert

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Branlon

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#10 posted 257 days ago

That Marri wood was new to me also. I like it and found the following link for a description.

Marri wood

-- Branlon, Board Director, South Central Indiana

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Chiromade

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#11 posted 93 days ago

Impressed with the finish, keep up the good work! I’m gonna pick your brain on exactly how you finished that one of these days!

-- 1 Thes. 4:11

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