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Project by OttawaP posted 08-09-2008 07:06 PM 1551 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve posted these on other forums but thought I’d share with fellow jocks also, hope you like them.
Cherry with 1 coat of BLO, 2-3 coats of blonde shellac, 2-3 coats of spray Target USL satin (my normal cherry finish). Sorry about the picture quality, I’m a pretty good WW I think but my photography skills are questionable. The mirror has a few months of catching up to the table to get the colour to match.

-- Paul

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#1 posted 08-09-2008 07:13 PM

Great work!very beautiful unit

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#2 posted 08-09-2008 07:42 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 08-09-2008 08:15 PM

This is beautiful work. How long did it take you to build the hall table? It is very nice, really fine. bbqKing

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#4 posted 08-09-2008 08:17 PM

I think this is a beatiful piece well done I am making a new office computer table after a design I found here which I hope turns out as nice as yours well done kindest regards Al;istair

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#5 posted 08-09-2008 08:31 PM

Nicely done, I really like it. Thanks for sharing Paul.

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#6 posted 08-09-2008 08:45 PM

Thanks for the comments. It is the basis for a coffee table, end table and dining table + chairs down the road so I’m looking forward to those. They will all have a little bit uniqueness to them, not just a clone of the side table but they will all be in the same family.
BBQking- I kept track of this project and it was nearly 50 hours excluding design time. Now that I have templates for the curves etc I could probably knock another one off a bit faster but I’ll never win a race making this stuff.

-- Paul

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#7 posted 08-09-2008 09:31 PM

Very nice, very Mission. These pieces go well together. Thanks for the post.

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#8 posted 08-09-2008 10:09 PM

Beautiful work. I love the diamond detail on the strechers . . . walnut or ebony?

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#9 posted 08-09-2008 11:19 PM

Very, very nice…

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#10 posted 08-10-2008 03:09 AM

Zuki …... Ebony diamonds in the mirror and table.

-- Paul

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#11 posted 08-10-2008 01:30 PM

Paul, Great job, really like the way you inset the sides and the diamond inlay in the bottom. How big is that mirror?? I looks enormous :>) Love the style and you did an exceptional job, just the right amount of detail. Wonderful pieces.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#12 posted 08-10-2008 04:24 PM

Yep- very nice looking table and mirror.

BTW-How long do you normally wait after applying the BLO, before applying the shellac??

Thanks for posting

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#13 posted 08-10-2008 04:37 PM

I generally wait a week to let the blo cure. Apparently you can get away with 2-3 days but I like the additional safety factor after all the work on the table I’d hate to have an issue with the finish lifting.

-- Paul

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#14 posted 08-11-2008 08:36 PM

great looking stuff! well executed thank you

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#15 posted 10-20-2008 04:16 AM

I love the graceful curves of the legs! Way to Stickley the cherry!

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