Replacement Table Leaves

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A week or so ago my neighbor asked if I could do anything with his remaining table leaf. It had been stored very poorly in a wet area and one end had termite damage. The next best thing was to make new ones. The result is pictured. I used poplar for the core and walnut flat sawn veneer for the top and some 1/8 in birch plywood for the bottom. The original leaf was a net 1” thick so I used 5/4 poplar and had the planks surface sanded to 7/8. The plywood would make up the difference because the veneer sure wouldn’t. Since I had the old leaf I transferred the alignment pins locations very carefully. Had an old can of some red mahogany stain that matched the table top since it had lightened up over the years and I used Minwax polyurathane for the top coats.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 2193 days ago

Nice job.

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#2 posted 2193 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#3 posted 2193 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 2193 days ago

cool man!

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#5 posted 2193 days ago

very nice! love the color. thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 2193 days ago

Nice work!

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#7 posted 2193 days ago

Very good,

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#8 posted 2193 days ago

I really like the finish. Looks great.

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#9 posted 2193 days ago

Well Done – love the color

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#10 posted 2193 days ago

beautiful job ….are we going to get to see them installed in the table ?

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#11 posted 2193 days ago

Must be a great neighborhood you live in. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 2193 days ago

You LJ’s can’t be beat. Thanks for all the comments. To Dusty56, If I showed the leaves with the table you’d think I made a mistake with the color. I did, but I think the table will be covered almost all the time. The neighbor is real happy just to have a larger table for guests.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#13 posted 2193 days ago

Bob, they look great and I bet it was a challange matching the table with the stain. Good job.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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