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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-15-2013 01:23 PM 1794 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.





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Spoontaneous

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 01:38 PM

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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RockyBlue

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 01:38 PM

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. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 01:44 PM

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

CtL

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

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Mauricio

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#4 posted 08-15-2013 01:51 PM

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 08-15-2013 02:00 PM

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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WoodArtbyJR

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#6 posted 08-15-2013 02:02 PM

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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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 08-15-2013 02:03 PM

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 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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jfk4032

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#8 posted 08-15-2013 02:32 PM

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 08-15-2013 03:03 PM

Nice table. Beautiful woodgrains.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 08-15-2013 03:20 PM

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

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

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#11 posted 08-15-2013 04:00 PM

Great looking table – should sell well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#12 posted 08-15-2013 04:20 PM

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

-- Dan

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 08-15-2013 04:56 PM

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 08-15-2013 06:49 PM

nice looking table

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#15 posted 08-15-2013 07:07 PM

nicely done Monte!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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