end table #1

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Project by Vinman posted 09-13-2008 08:22 PM 1547 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I posted pics of the entertainment console I built. Here is the first of the matching tables. The birdseye trim is some of the fine stock from our member Barlow. Thanks Barlow. The trim also includes thin strips of bloodwood. The black walnut was air dried for 15 years. It has some great colors compared to kiln dried walnut.

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#1 posted 09-13-2008 08:42 PM

That is beautiful. All I keep hearing is how great barlow’s material is and you can see it here. What finish did you use? I love all three of these projects. What a set.

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#2 posted 09-13-2008 09:08 PM

The finish is Arm-r-seal topcoat urethane. If you haven’t used it yet, you gotta give it a try.

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#3 posted 09-14-2008 12:04 AM

Nice looking table Vinman. I really like your selection of lumber. The grain is outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 09-14-2008 12:33 AM

Great job…I love the bookmatching!

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 09-14-2008 03:50 AM

The tables look great. Nice choice in materials. I may suggest glass on top. The raised panel looks like a dust collector and may be a catch all. Other than that nicely done.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 09-14-2008 04:19 AM

Fantastic wood selection!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 09-14-2008 05:20 PM

Hi Vinman;

It is so reassuring to see concern for grain match. Sometimes that detail get lost in the project.

Both tables look great. Somebody, in addition to yourself should be very happy with the results.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Douglas Krueger

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#8 posted 09-15-2008 05:44 PM

You have captured the real beauty of the wood and enhanced it by setting it off with contrasting bands. A project to be proud of and enjoy for many years to come.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#9 posted 09-16-2008 12:17 AM

Great job Vinman. Excellent use of that attractive grain.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 11-06-2008 03:20 AM

Beautiful. You chose your walnut boards wisely. Good figure and color.

-- Wonderful new things are coming! - God

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