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Asian Inspired End Table

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Project by Andy posted 01-01-2014 03:41 AM 1242 views 12 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project that I designed and built in my own shop. It was inspired from another table I found online. I didn’t like the weight of that table so I made this one of of 1 1/2 inch African Mahogany.

The finish is a General Finishes gel stain although I don’t recall the color. Since this was my first time working with Mahogany I learned the hard way that Mahogany is prone to blotchiness. The second project which is the leaning bookshelf I posted earlier was finished using shellac followed by gel stain. As you can see the finish looks much better.

I really like this design and plan on making one or two more out of a great piece of mahogany that I recently acquired.

-- Andy





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#1 posted 01-01-2014 05:16 AM

Well done Andy a very cool design.

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#2 posted 01-01-2014 06:00 AM

Looks great, that gel stain color looks like Candelite

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#3 posted 01-01-2014 03:46 PM

I really like the overall design and edge treatment on the top. Well done.

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#4 posted 01-01-2014 04:58 PM

Andy, that is a really nice looking table.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 01-01-2014 06:05 PM

Looks great

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