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Project by watermark posted 11-24-2013 08:23 AM 1267 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Has taken about 1 yr from log to table but just waiting for the finish to dry to move it back in the house. The table is made from Mango which was salvaged from land being cleared early 2012. I milled the lumber with an Alaskan Mill and dried in a solar kiln. 3 months to get from 38% down to 8% with nothing but solar power.

Measure roughly 36” x 60” 3 boards were glued to make the top then recessed to join the legs with the end grain showing. For now just glue and dowels secure the legs but I am thinking of adding pocket screws for a little more strength.

Would have been finished about 4 months ago but I tried adding poly on the danish oil finish but didn’t like how it looked so hours and hours of sanding later re-finished with just danish oil.

Thanks for looking

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb





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mariva57

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 10:06 AM

Great table, I really like. Compliments!!!!!!!

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 02:24 PM

Beautiful grain and color in that wood.: )
Any pictures of the whole table ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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R_Stad

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#3 posted 11-24-2013 05:40 PM

Must add extra satisfaction to start with a neglected log, and turn it into something beautiful and functional. Nice job – well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#4 posted 11-24-2013 05:48 PM

The top is amazing. Great job milling it up.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 11-24-2013 05:49 PM

That beautiful. You did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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watermark

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#6 posted 11-24-2013 07:21 PM

Thanks for the compliments. Dusty no better pics yet. When my photographer (wife) takes some shots I will share.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Rick

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#7 posted 11-24-2013 10:23 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

I Flipped and “Diddled” The One Picture For You. Not sure how accurate The Colors are though.

Rick
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watermark

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#8 posted 11-24-2013 10:58 PM

Thanks Rick that makes it easier to see the way the legs are laid out, colour is way off but with the lighting in my garage can’t expect much. This pic is more accurate for the colour.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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lashing

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

Interesting looking boards. Never worked with Mango.

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#10 posted 11-25-2013 12:03 AM

great job – love the simple boldness of the design

-- Greg Simon

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 11-25-2013 02:43 AM

thanks, I’ll keep an eye out for the new pics from the Mrs.. : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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watermark

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#12 posted 11-25-2013 02:49 AM

Thanks Greg. I can’t take any credit for the design it is a copy of a table my wife saw in a catalog and I thought it would be more fun to make then spend the money. Lucky she is patient :)

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Nindwood

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#13 posted 01-15-2014 05:16 AM

That is some nice looking wood. Well done man. The patience of woodworking is worth it. I;-D

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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