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Project by doordude posted 342 days ago 835 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First table ever made. lower parts are poplar; cherry; on the top and drawer parts. first handcut dovetails on something that matters. I turned the cherry knob, routed the inlay, from rockler. spray poly on top; and milk paint on everything else. 2 coats of red then 2 coats of black. I should have put 3 coats of black. I think a little too much red shows thru. what do you think?





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 342 days ago

This table looks great, nice build. Excellent work on the inlay, very nice.

-- "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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Napaman

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#2 posted 342 days ago

really nice! great dovetails!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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RazedGrain

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#3 posted 342 days ago

nice! Love the distressed paint look :)

-- - Jeff - Hamilton, ON, Canada

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rjb37

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#4 posted 341 days ago

I think you got the red and black paint just right. It looks like it’s a 100 years old.

-- accidental woodworker

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kenn

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#5 posted 341 days ago

This is a beautiful little table, I really love the addition of the inlay on the top and the paint is perfect, quit fretting over it. Nice job, congrats on a well done project.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Belg1960

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#6 posted 341 days ago

Really nice build and I also like the finish the way it is. The only thing you have to come up with is a story of how the top is in “perfect” condition while the legs are so weathered. LOL

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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doordude

1085 posts in 1578 days


#7 posted 341 days ago

Thanks kenn,beig1960,thanks for likening the paint job. But you gave me something else to fret over. The top being nicer than the distressed paint. No I’m leavening it the way it is, and distressing the top! Or wait a minute, maybe I should try….no I’m not thinking about till I lay down tonite.LOL…

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gsimon

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#8 posted 341 days ago

I really like this piece and the simple elegance
whatever you do, don’t distress the top to match! – coat the legs black instead ha ha
the piece is perfect as is!

-- Greg Simon

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Belg1960

786 posts in 1660 days


#9 posted 340 days ago

I’d go with that the original top was beyond repair and replaced with this gorgeous one. Thats my story and I’m sticking to it!!! ;-)

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 339 days ago

Great looking table! The cool and dark legs compliments the gorgeous top.

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