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Posted on Myrtlewood & Walnut to be a Coffee table, advise and ideas wanted

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 02:10 AM

Sorry about the late response, was on my honeymoon. Thanks LJs for the input, didn’t think I’d get any.

I am planning on leaving it natural color. A more experienced friend of mine, Jim, recommends EPIFANES RUBBED EFFECT VARNISH thinned a bit for a finish, a bit expensive but this table may be worth it.

I have considered the parallel/perpendicular configuration but have decided against it. I agree that I will need more support so I think I’m going to do a shelf about half way up the leg (the wife’s positioning), which would make it easier to vacuum under and useful for…things you would put on a coffee table shelf.. The other option that Jim gave me was to tuck a brace right up under the table top as it wouldn’t be seen, but I think I’m leaning towards the shelf.

Jim also recommended WEST System 105 Epoxy Resin to fill the knot. I just started the sanding. Here’s some Sketchup pics.

Any comments on how to attach the shelf would be good or other design ideas are welcome too. Anybody have any experience with the two aforementioned products.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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