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Project by indplswoodworking posted 07-07-2013 11:45 AM 1369 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hand selected the lumber for this project from a local saw mill.I wanted a natural top and some legs that matched other rope trim work in the home. The planks for the top are hand selected 5/4 Cherry grown and harvested from Indiana. I used a Tung Oil finish that has no solvents or carcinogens in and is 100 percent safe for incidental food contact. A couple weeks later the finished piece was breathtaking. I used a biscuit/domino joiner for the table top and it worked amazing. It is amazing how robust the finished project is! Wow is it heavy and sturdy. The table will be around for centuries!!

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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 07-07-2013 12:04 PM

You did a real nice job on this. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 07-07-2013 12:04 PM

Very nice work

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

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 07-07-2013 12:55 PM

Beautiful table, nice work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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ToddHolmDotCom

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#4 posted 07-07-2013 02:00 PM

Nice job! I would have left the legs the natural color but then it wouldn’t have gone with the chairs. So, that means chairs should be your next project. (-:

Beautiful work. An outstanding job.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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#5 posted 07-07-2013 05:17 PM

Beautiful table it looks really good….well done.

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

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#6 posted 07-07-2013 05:35 PM

The top is very nice indeed : )
Where did you buy the legs from ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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indplswoodworking

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#7 posted 07-07-2013 08:49 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback. I wanted the legs/skirt to contrast the table top to really showcase the beauty of the indiana cherry. I dont like everything to match. I bought the legs online and they are amazing rope legs. They were not cheap but I wanted the table to be one of a kind. I thing i responded to every-ones comments or questions. Thanks again!

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#8 posted 07-07-2013 09:51 PM

Beautiful!

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indplswoodworking

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#9 posted 07-07-2013 10:47 PM

Angieo , thanks! You do some amazing stuff too!

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#10 posted 07-08-2013 10:42 AM

Great job, beautiful table, nice wood. Thanks for sharing.
Tung oil is my favorite finish. Our cherry dining table is finished with raw tung oil – we love it!
I think there’s no purer finish than raw tung oil (prev post). (If you prefer it raw (no additives), never buy it from paint companies!!!)
But wait, why is the top glossy?
Real tung oil will never be glossy. That means the finish you used must have been some kind of poly. Oh yeah, I read it twice “tung oil finish” that’s how they label some basically urethane finishes…

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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Roger

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#11 posted 07-08-2013 10:49 AM

A very beautiful piece o furniture. Nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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indplswoodworking

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#12 posted 07-08-2013 11:03 AM

@ johnnystrawberry , tung oil coated with beeswax gives it the jaw dropping sheen.

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JohnnyStrawberry

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#13 posted 07-08-2013 12:04 PM

Ah, beeswax, great! Thanks.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#14 posted 07-10-2013 10:36 PM

I like the mix of sapwood and core. Shows a real respect for the wood and tree. Thanks.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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