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Project by Monte Pittman posted 331 days ago 1599 views 1 time favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found an old kitchen table. The bottom was in good shape. The top was MDF with some cheesy laminate that was peeling off. No sense wasting a good base. Made with bookmatched slabs of Ash. Pour on epoxy coating. My booth opens for 10 days at the fair starting tomorrow. I have high hopes for this piece. It’s 38 inches wide an 62 inches long. About 2 inches thick.

Thanks for looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 331 days ago

Good looking slab/table top Monte. It should attract attention at your show. Best of luck!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 331 days ago

Pretty neat piece, looks good on the metal base. Who doesn’t like a good bookmatch?

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#3 posted 331 days ago

Monte, great save. That top looks awesome. Good luck at the show.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 331 days ago

thats a sweet slab!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 331 days ago

Agree with all the above and add that your epoxy finish is a great touch that will make the top both usable and long lasting.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 331 days ago

Nice slab. GREAT idea Monte. I will STEAL that idea for repurposing older table legs. I have some slabs that need legs. I just sold my maple burl coffee table so good luck to you and your show. The right buyer will come to the show and take it home.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#7 posted 331 days ago

Hope the table dries good enough for you to get breakfast before you head out. Looks very good, hope
you have a successful time at the fair.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 331 days ago

That epoxy really makes that shine nice…great job on the table Monte!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#9 posted 331 days ago

Nice table. Beautiful woodgrains.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 331 days ago

beautiful top , i hope you get a good price on that one…good luck at the fair..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 331 days ago

Great looking table – should sell well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 331 days ago

Wonderful looking table Monte… Best of luck at the show…

-- Dan

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#13 posted 331 days ago

Great work love the Ash…. Good luck at your booth as well….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 331 days ago

nice looking table

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#15 posted 331 days ago

nicely done Monte!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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