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Project by cgrooms posted 03-02-2014 11:18 PM 756 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest project. I built matching end tables for a friend. They are made of solid maple and maple plywood. The table is about 22” tall. The tabletop is a 30” diameter circle. I made an octagon of maple plywood and surrounded it in solid maple and cut the circle out of it. I did a bent lamination for the apron part of the table.

For the stain I did a 2:1 mixture of General Finishes Brown Mahogany wood stain and their Antique Cherry stain. I then did a coat of shellac as a sealer and then three coats of General Finishes water based satin polyurethane.





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SuburbanDon

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 01:59 AM

Very nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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Mammatus

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 03:16 AM

Beautiful!

How thick were the individual pieces you laminated to create the apron?

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Bobsboxes

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 04:16 AM

Great looking tables.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 07:22 AM

Great Job

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bubbaw

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 01:32 PM

That is great. I liked the octagon shape also. Nice finish.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 02:29 PM

beautiful looking table. I like the pattern on the top. Your joints look great. Overall a great looking table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 02:37 PM

You did a very nice job on these.

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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aussiedave

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 02:49 PM

Very nice end table and the Maple and finish look great. You did an excellent job on the table top.
Thanks for sharing.

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

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SPalm

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#9 posted 03-03-2014 04:29 PM

Sweet.
Good job on all of it. I like the detail groove going down the legs too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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cgrooms

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#10 posted 03-03-2014 09:34 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

I re-sawed poplar to about 1/8” on the bandsaw and planed it down to about 1/16” to clean it up from the bandsaw. I then re-sawed and laminated just one layer of maple for the top layer to match the rest of the table.

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#11 posted 03-03-2014 10:24 PM

Wow – You nailed those big miter cuts! Love the legs!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#12 posted 11-09-2014 05:07 AM

You have lucky friends!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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