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Project by yooper posted 12-15-2013 10:43 PM 1045 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a small house, so finding nice wood furniture that fits is hard. Thankfully over the last couple of years I’ve taken up woodworking, so now I can fill in the empty spaces with my wife’s requests. Here’s a small cherry table. This was challenging because the wood came from four different sources ranging in color from dark to very light. So with advice from LJ finishing forum, I pretreated everything with General Finish satin poly, and then blended the color of the boards with GF candlelight gel stain. Differing the number of coats on different boards brought it all together. GF Arm-R-Seal finishes it off. Yes, GF made some money off of me. Normally, I don’t like to stain cherry, but never say never.

-- Jeff, CT - better late then never





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#1 posted 12-16-2013 12:13 AM

I know what you mean. You look at the wood and wonder why you’d want to colour that but this is a great example of why. Perfect job, well done.

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 12:16 AM

Very nice table good job.

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#3 posted 12-16-2013 12:19 AM

Good looking table!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-16-2013 12:41 AM

That finish did work out well.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 12-16-2013 12:43 AM

Thanks Charles. Your suggestion made the difference! Good thing I had both the GF Satin and Arm-R-Seal on hand.

-- Jeff, CT - better late then never

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 01:02 AM

Very nice little table Jeff….well made and nicely finished….great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 12-16-2013 02:02 AM

Beautiful table, designed and made for a specific spot, and it looks great.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 12-16-2013 01:17 PM

Very nice and elegant table. I like the taper at the very bottom of the legs.

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#9 posted 12-16-2013 02:47 PM

It’s a nice clean table and very attractive. Good work!

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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