First Table

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Project by RT31 posted 11-15-2013 10:00 PM 1316 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished an entry way table for the new house.

It is about 36 inches tall, 14” deep and 35” wide.

Made out of red oak and finished with a mix of extra dark walnut and dark red mahogany dyes. Finished with Amber shellac. I love the color even though i think it is to red for the LOML. She has been kind enough to not say anything about the color, though. I just know she doesn’t care for redish looking wood. Whatever, there is always next time.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 10:13 PM

Hard to believe it’s your first table ,beautiful.

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 10:40 PM

Nice table!
I think the strong color is fine on a simple structure
It compliments rather than competes

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 11:24 PM

If this is your first table, I can’t wait to see your second one. I think your finish looks awesome. Did you mix the two colors together, or put one on top of the other? I’ve tried both methods.

-- I'm a LumberJock and I'm OK.............. I sleep all night and I work all day !!

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#4 posted 11-16-2013 12:48 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


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#5 posted 11-16-2013 01:22 AM

Good job!!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#6 posted 11-16-2013 02:54 AM

Thanks Everyone.

Re: Fuzzface – I applied the Ex. Dark Walnut, grain filler, sanded it down some, then the dark red mohagany. Then the amber shellac. I had problems with the grain filler and ended up pulling a lot of it out. You can still feel the rough grain of the red oak in some spots. Other parts of the table are nice and smooth. But it’s an entry way table, not a desk so i don’t care except for the waste of money and time.

I am gonna try a smaller table of the same design but with a draw. I’ll try the grain filler again since i still have half a can and i hate throwing stuff out, especially when that involves taking it to the hazardous waste disposal site. If anyone has any advice on how to apply it, i’d appreciate it. It is the Benjamin Moore brand.

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#7 posted 11-16-2013 03:50 AM

That is a great looking table. I am not a big fan of grain filler…I just let the wood be what it is! Between coats, try to send it down with 600-800 grit sandpaper and the final coat….000 steel wool dipped in paste wax….

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#8 posted 11-16-2013 09:33 AM

Great table for the new house, congrats.

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

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#9 posted 11-16-2013 01:30 PM

looks great man

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