Oak Cafe Tables - dyed with India Ink

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Project by gpeau posted 397 days ago 1092 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built 11 table tops for a friend’s Cafe in San Francisco last year. The bases are metal ordered by the designer and the tops are all red oak, dyed with India Ink. This was a difficult project since the two large table tops were 2 1/2 ft wide and the longest was 9’, the other 7’8”. The drink rail, pictured with the cut out for the steel base where it butts up to a steel beam, was 2 1/2 ft wide by 7” long. The 8 small tables were all 2 1/2 ft square.

I added a plywood base under the table to add height to meet the specifications with oversized holes to allow for movement. The screws attached to the table were fitted with washers. I was really happy with the india ink. Easy to apply and close to a true jet black. I brushed several coats of Minwax poly.

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#1 posted 397 days ago

Those came out great! Love that sleek, modern look.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#2 posted 397 days ago

Nice looking table tops. The India ink dye looks very good.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 397 days ago

Beautiful, well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 396 days ago

Like them. Great color and finish, fitting for the minimal and modern look of the cafe. Great job!

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