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The "Barter Table"

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Project by rickf16 posted 08-05-2013 12:43 AM 669 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think that at one time or another, we all have not had enough money to get what we need. Hence the name. I was in need of a small car. I found the right car, but didn’t want to pay what the seller was asking. Through the course of the conversation, I mentioned that I was a woodworker. I had shown him pictures of my end tables that were still on my phone and offered to make him something plus x-amount of dollars for the car. He said that he didn’t need anything right now. Later that night , he called back and had said he told his wife about the end tables and she told him that they could use a new coffee table. He actually lowered my offer by 50 bucks! Done! I sent him a few drawings in Sketchup, he okay d them and off to the shop.

This table is basically a companion piece to my end tables. Wood is cherry with biscuits joints on the top and dowels for the stretchers. Finish is also the same. He has small children, so I tried to make it “kid friendly” and still give it a high end look. Hope he likes it.

-- Rick





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GraniteState

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 12:52 AM

Nice table. The Cherry looks great and I like the beaded aprons. very well done

-- Jay from NH......http://www.granitestatewoodworking.com/

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 01:12 AM

well done he got a great deal for fifty bucks

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 12:19 PM

Very nice coffee table, you did a great job…well done.

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

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 02:30 PM

It’s a classy coffee table! The cherry and finish are beautiful. Like the wood and glass combo of the top. I’m sure he likes it.

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