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  • #27706
    Jay
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    That table is going to look great. Lots of character. What is the plan, for a table with wood like this, to keep it from being rough and splintery, but still keep the rustic look? Would sanding ruin that? Will the finish take care of it?

    #27753

    Whoa…nice drawers…

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #27923
    Mexiquite
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    Filling in the cracks. I’m using resign with food grade coloring. I made the mistake of using only the recommended amount of activator/hardener and 24 hours later it was still gooy, I went ahead and added 3x what it recommended and a couple hours later it was solid.

    #27944
    Mexiquite
    Participant

    Finished.

    Word of advice, don’t use resin to fill in the gaps, it’s been 4 days since I filled them in and they still release a very chemically smell.

    #27946
    davewilkinson
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    Pity about the smell, but it’ll probably dissipate over time. It’s a great looking table!

    #27947
    Greg Merritt
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    Beautiful table! and cute photo. Congratulations. Hopefully the smell will dissipate sooner than later.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #27951
    Mexiquite
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    Thank you. Yeah, I finished it just in time as a Valentine present for my wife. I’m very pleased with the outcome as is my son Justus 🙂

    I thought it would need more support than just the frame, but since it’s oak and 2″ x 3″ it firm and the legs don’t move even when slide the table by myself.

    Thanks all for the encouragement.

    Next up, finish the mesquite and oak crib for our baby who should be here in a couple of weeks.

    #27962
    Carlos J. Collazo
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    The table looks great! Just how did you flatten the boards without
    affecting the character of the boards?

    New Jersey, U.S.A.

    #27966
    Mexiquite
    Participant

    Thank you @handworkenthusiast I didn’t flatten the top, it has lots of waves and texture. I did do some light sanding just to remove the roughness and splinters. See the attached picture to see what I’m talking about.

    The project was pretty tough for that very reason, the boards where warped.

    #27979
    STEVE MASSIE
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    That table is looking good, great job. I like to use recycle wood also when I can get it, makes IMO an interesting looking project.

    Steve

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

    #27982
    Jonathan Wright
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    Nicely done! It looks like it’s emerging from the tiles- the coloring of the wood and texture are almost identical. And it looks like your boy’s enjoying it too!

    Iqaluit, Canada. Chilly most of the time.

    #27983
    Dave
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    Fantastic! I’ve always liked that old wood mainly for the character it brings to a piece of furniture. Glad you kept it intact even tho it must have been a challenge to work.

    -Canada

    #27986
    Carlos J. Collazo
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    Yes, I see now, it’s not dead flat but its flat enough to be fit for purpose and sure came out nice.

    New Jersey, U.S.A.

    #28009
    David Gill
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    That is a really nice job, a one off table of character

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #28020
    Craig
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    Very nicely done!!
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

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