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Blog entry by SCOTSMAN posted 10-05-2008 08:20 PM 2328 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As promised I am enclosing the following few pictures of my sons new computer table which I made him I do hope you all approve Alistair
e but please also be negative if you dont like it .It is made from sapele.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 10-05-2008 09:05 PM

wow i really like it! i love the color of the sapele!and the finish on the top is beautiful! looks great and really highlight the sapele! thanks for the post!

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Charles Mullins

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#2 posted 10-05-2008 09:45 PM


I love the color of the sapele, It’s beautiful. Form follows function and it should serve great for a computer table/desk.

I’ll probably do a Grandfather clock in Sapele in the near future. At least I hope to.

Charlie Mullins

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 10:07 PM

That is gorgeous wood. I really like the design too. Very nicely done. Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 10-05-2008 10:12 PM

Alistair, Nice treatment to join the “pickets” to the top and bottom rail. Sapele is the new mahogany….nice to see it used in a good design. Did you spray or brush the finish?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 11:07 PM

The finish is brushed with polyurethane oild based varnish about 5 coats with light sanding between coats.I had to join it this way with the pickets as my morticer was out of action and biscyuits were too wide all ended well though thanks for the very kind comments you people are very special god bless.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 10-05-2008 11:14 PM

amazing finish…beautiful top….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 10-05-2008 11:30 PM

A beautiful table, it’ll be a shame to cover it with a computer, but that’s what you made it for.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 10-05-2008 11:37 PM

great looking table!!! I love the wood grain.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 10-06-2008 01:38 AM

Beautiful. Sapele is my new favorite wood. I love the finish. I am a fan of such woods having a high gloss finish.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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#10 posted 10-06-2008 01:53 AM

Thats a beautiful bench.

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#11 posted 10-06-2008 02:52 AM

Looks great and no complaints from me! How hard is the sapele to work: I never used it before.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 10-06-2008 07:07 AM

Wow, Simply gorgeous… Great job on this, You’re son is going to be proud to use it.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#13 posted 10-06-2008 11:16 AM

great job , looks like you spent a lot of time on the details . sapele is becomeing very popular around my area the past couple years .

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#14 posted 10-06-2008 10:31 PM

Wow, That’s a mighty fine job you’ve done there Alistair! I don’t see anything in this project that I dislike, except for the fact that you didn’t make it for me.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#15 posted 10-22-2008 05:42 AM

Very Pretty! My computer bench doesn’t look like that! The Sapele is quite interesting, as it varies in color and grain quite a bit. I’ve used some for my cane shafts and I like how the colors glisten, very similar to Koa. Your son will get many years of use out of this desk and enjoy knowing that you made it for him.

My Dad has made several pieces of sculpture and I have confiscated a few. I love his work and cherish that he has made some just for me and my husband. Your children will do the same. Please show us more of your work, as I am enjoying the “Show and Tell”.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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