Crazy Legs

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Project by poppaj posted 05-29-2014 12:02 AM 1658 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made from some of the first wood we cut on our sawmill. I made this coffee table from two consecutive cuts of an acacia tree that I got from a landscaping friend. I flipped one piece to bookend match the two, ran the matching edges on the jointer, and joined them with glued up dowels. I tested some finishes before applying anything to the table, and found that if I put the finish directly on the acacia wood, it darkened it too much and took away some of the character of the grain. I ended up going with a sanding sealer before the spar urethane and it kept it from darkening. The legs are mesquite branches with the bark removed.

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 12:33 AM

I especially like the split bookend top. Very creative. Very pretty.

Well done. Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 01:00 AM

Excellent job. Water based poly won’t change the color.

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 01:52 AM


-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 05:37 AM

Nice design, looks great

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 08:43 AM

I really like how you assembled all pieces. Great work!

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 09:28 AM

Wow what a great table…...

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 02:13 PM

nice job

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 03:21 PM

That’s a real eye catcher. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 05:38 PM

Cool table! You are correct great wood in that tree. I like the color too!
Some days thats how my legs feel.
Thanks for showing this to us!

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#10 posted 05-31-2014 05:19 AM

Very cool table and I got a kick out of the title of your post.

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