Mesquite table with a antique sewing machine base.

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Project by BlueStingrayBoots posted 07-01-2015 05:07 PM 5243 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project from a standing tree. Harvested, milled and air dried. A friend brought over a base she had for a long time. Im glad I finished this piece and its behind me now. I learned a few things that I will apply to the next one I do for a better piece.

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#1 posted 07-01-2015 10:04 PM

Very nice BSB. What did you fill the void with?

-- Mark

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#2 posted 07-01-2015 11:45 PM

Great looking slab table!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 07-02-2015 12:42 AM

Beautifully executed! The unique grain and live edge of the mesquite work well with this piece.

I don’t like straight edges with rustic pieces so this is fabulous!

-- "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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#4 posted 07-02-2015 01:28 AM

Great looking table. That is sure a lot of turquoise in one place!! I love the look of mesquite!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-02-2015 02:01 AM

That is stunning! I have a base and a slab to do the same. Hope it turns out a fraction as well. Is the finish epoxy? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 07-02-2015 02:30 AM

Thanks LJ friends! I used a clear epoxy, the same as what I use for cracks and crevasses. I tried twice to finish but tiny bubbles and holes kept appearing. The pictures were under drizzley sky and the tiny bubble aren’t really visible but still they can be found. Its just not the right product but my next table project I will use a product called liquid glass for the top. I also used sand, for a filler. Voids this large can get expensive and whatever is on the inside is not visible. Sand filler to about 1/2” from the top and then the show rock mineral material. Ebay has a endless selection of natural rocks. I smash them with a hammer to desired size. Pet shops and HobbyLobby have filler and colored sands. Good luck!

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#7 posted 07-02-2015 03:13 AM

Love the mesquite !!!

The slab works well with the base.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Living the american dream in central Texas !

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#8 posted 07-02-2015 10:25 PM

Great work, I have done this type of inlay as well just not on a grand scale like this. Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 07-03-2015 09:41 PM

Very unique and beautiful piece. It looks great with sewing machine treadle base.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-04-2015 10:57 AM

Awesome table – great use for an old sewing machine base.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#11 posted 07-04-2015 07:44 PM

Fantastic . I was wondering if you would tell me the size of the top, it works really well with the base and looks great

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#12 posted 07-04-2015 08:14 PM

Thanks Dave, thanks everyone. The top is 36” x 18”. I have a bunch of slabs like this one if someone wants to give it a try. I may have to list some in the sale forum. Let me know.

I’m working on another one currently.

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