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Red Oak & Black Walnut coffeetable #3: getting closer to being finished

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Blog entry by woodchips posted 07-25-2007 06:47 AM 809 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: putting the finish on the legs, etc... Part 3 of Red Oak & Black Walnut coffeetable series Part 4: almost finished for real this time »

i’ve included the link to the project. the only new pics are the last five. the top isn’t done yet as i still have to add the breadboards. still debating on whether to let them overhang the readoak or to mount them flush with the redoak. what do ya’ll think?

http://picasaweb.google.com/Woodchips76/ProgressShotsOfTheCoffeeTable

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"



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Dorje

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#1 posted 07-25-2007 07:42 AM

Coming right along! Depending on what the wood is doing now, that is, how much moisture it’s holding, would determine how much of an overhang you’d use. I don’t think you’d want the top to expand past the ends of the walnut…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Dorje

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#2 posted 07-25-2007 08:02 AM

Based on information found here and here, your top may move up to about 1/2” over the seasons. If we consider that it’s probably at it’s widest at this point, this top may shrink in the winter, so even if you cut the ends flush with the top you’d probably be safe. Do what appeals to you!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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woodchips

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#3 posted 07-26-2007 04:46 AM

Thanks for the info Dorje,
It’s looking more and more like I’ll need to get a membership to Fine Woodworking since I can’t view anything without one. But, the sescond pdf article was very informative and before I do too much more serious woodworking I’ll probably need to get a moisture meter. Well, based on many answers I believe I’ve decided on the method and style I’ll use to get the black walnut onto the table, so ya’ll will be seeing some pictures of a completed project, hopefully sooner than later.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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oscorner

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#4 posted 07-26-2007 04:49 AM

LOOKING GOOD!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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