Coffee table

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Project by DAC posted 03-30-2013 06:45 PM 1075 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wenge and Cocobolo. I took the one inch thick Cocobolo and resawed it into three pieces then planed them to 1/4 inch think. This wood is just to heavy to leave it thick. I then glued the pieces onto a piece of Birch plywood for streangth with some poly glue. I also washed the Cocobolo with Acetone till almost clear. This is some very oily wood. The finish is Enduro-var water based poly. does not spray well out of the can as I had to thin and use drytime extender. Then had to finish the finish with Micro-mesh sand paper. 1500 to 12000 grit. After it cures then I will polish that out as well.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 09:39 PM

Great job thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 01:54 PM

Beautiful and well made piece! The woods have nice grains and colors. Well done!

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 11:20 AM

Nice job.It looks so awesome.The Wood coffee table has always given a look of beauty regardless of what style of furniture you have in your home.A coffee table can be a major part of the sitting area in a living room.

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 06:02 PM

i have to say thank you for all the encouragement. i have only been doing this for about 10 months now and i am learning alot about finishing. so much sanding and sanding and sanding. then rubbing and rubbing and rubbing. but it is worth the end effect. The micro mesh sand paper has helped a whole bunch and has saved me countless hours. i have not had the need for rubbing compounds since. i just learned a valubale lesson on amber shellac. it looks lousy on Wenge so i had to sand it off the hope chest i am making for the daughter.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#5 posted 06-16-2013 04:44 PM

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