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pommy

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02-20-2010 10:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource veneering mahogany

I Have a problem my father gave me his old dinning room table saying that i could use it as i wish now i,m not for highly polished mohogany so i said i,d make some thing nice for him and use the rest for me now this is the problem i have when i took the table apart i found it to be made of veneered mdf so now i haven’t a clue what to do with it i cant even tell you how good the veneer is only that you can see your face in it when polished
I was thinking of making a box with it but i dont know how the veneer will react so any thoughts or advise would be greatly recived

Thanks

Andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69


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#1 posted 02-20-2010 10:57 AM

I have a problem my father gave me…….LOL
yes i know im the problem LOL…

Thanks Mate the legs are turned so i dont think i can get much from them and the rest seems to be mdf as for reusing i hate the dam thing my dad thought it was solid when he brought the table but then i should of known different LOL…......

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 02-20-2010 11:09 AM

Maybe a mock fire place with a mantle, and shelf

if i had a three foot fire place mate that would be cool LOL….....

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 02-20-2010 12:20 PM

Maybe the veneer is plastic laminate.

They make some that looks exactly like real wood.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 02-20-2010 03:18 PM

how about a workbench ?

or rip it in half and make 2 .

maybe hall tables ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 02-20-2010 04:27 PM

If it’s plastic laminate, it would be great material for a router table, or table

saw extension.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 05:03 PM

i would have to say make a box/boxes and picture frames to match the boxes.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 02-20-2010 05:54 PM

How about making a display table out of it or maybe a round clock…

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#8 posted 02-20-2010 07:08 PM

At the risk of sounding harsh, was this table passed to you as a treasured family heirloom, or was it just “Here, if you can use it, it’s yours.”

Veneered MDF is certainly not unique and probably isn’t worth messing with.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#9 posted 02-20-2010 10:35 PM

Swakerf i wish it was a family heirloom but no just old furniture that he did not want anymore

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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