Multiwood Table Top

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My friend went to the lumber store and picked out nice shorts to be used on her table. Walnut, cherry, maple, poplar, and Peruvian walnut. We milled the edges, and biscuited them and strong backed them and she oiled the top and there you have it.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 08-28-2013 10:39 PM

Nice job. It looks big enough. Just hope you don’t ever have to move it. I am curious about the oil that was used because that can be so critical when it comes to maintenance after you went to the trouble of making the darn thing. Where did the legs come from?

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#2 posted 08-28-2013 10:54 PM

Thanks for asking danoaz, she bought the legs and the lumber store and she stained them different colors, she used Watco danis oil for the finish.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#3 posted 08-28-2013 11:15 PM

Looks like it was fun to make

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 11:59 PM

Looks like you hit a double—nice top and a very pleased lady. Looks great!

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

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#5 posted 08-29-2013 02:03 AM

Nice looking table. Looks like everybody is happy on this one. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#6 posted 08-29-2013 02:41 AM

She got new shorts at the lumber store? It’s hard to tell because she’s standing behind that nice looking table you built.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#7 posted 08-29-2013 12:25 PM

Looks great.
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#8 posted 08-29-2013 08:17 PM

Awesome job… man, that is really awesome!

What are strong backs?

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

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#9 posted 08-30-2013 12:14 AM

Nice sturdy table

-- Norman

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#10 posted 08-30-2013 03:36 PM

To freddyaudiophile – a strong back is just a board screwed to the under side of a table that holds the planks together.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#11 posted 08-30-2013 03:39 PM

To Bothus- no silly, lumber stores that sell hardwood have boards 4 feet long or so and they are sold as shorts.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#12 posted 08-30-2013 07:17 PM

Happy combination

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 08-31-2013 12:38 PM

I think I am seeing a trend in this project? Non conformity? chaos? make ever part different in some way? :) Fub project and probably teh most unique table inteh neighborhood! Like it!


-- Chris Pine

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#14 posted 09-03-2013 02:37 PM

Love it. So cool and pretty table. Like the wood color combination and great finish. Well done!

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