Matching dining table, end table and coffee table complete

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  • #137107
    Joe Kaiser
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    My brother and his wife just bought their first house this weekend. I made these tables as a house warming gift for them. (you can barly see the end table under the lamp in the second picture) I learned quite a lot! If you want to read about it I posted about them on my blog. http://www.roughsawn.net

    Seattle, WA

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    Peter George
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    Those look really good Joe. That’s an amazing house warming gift! I really like the color of the tops of the tables. What wood are they, and how did you finish them?

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #137122
    Joe Kaiser
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    Common grade Alder. I have a vinegar solution that I make and use to artificially age the wood. For the Alder, it turns a mid-tone gray. I then have 4 coats of Waterlox on top of that followed by some wax.

    His wife wanted an an old, reclaimed, wood vibe. But any sources for that (barns, etc…) are in high demand over here and are quite $$$. Using a knotty, low-grade Alder is close enough. 🙂

    Seattle, WA

    #137123
    Peter George
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    So is that steel wool desolved in vinegar?

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #137124
    Joe Kaiser
    Participant

    yeah, but a special mixture of vinegars 😉

    I find that white and apple cider vinegar give different results. I found a ratio of the two I like.

    Seattle, WA

    #137159
    dborn
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    Those look great!

    #137167
    STEVE MASSIE
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    You did a nice job on those tables, and it is a nice gift for sure. I haven’t tried the “vinegar” antiquing method might have to give that a try. So what is the ratio 50/50 ???? 0r ?

    Thanks for sharing !

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #137409
    Matt McGrane
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    Hey, that’s fantastic, Joe. I’ll bet they’re thrilled. The glue-up of the 6′ x 3′ top was a tough one, I’ll bet but it came out great.

    I’d like to follow your blog, but don’t know how. Is there anything I can do to get alerted of updates?

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    Joe Kaiser
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    Thank you @mattmcgrane. It was a beast to glue up. I did the glue up in 2 stages and that helped a lot.

    There is an RSS feed of my blog (button at the bottom of the page). That is the only way to receive notifications right now.

    Seattle, WA

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